date DND

Marc Mutz Marc.Mutz at
Sun Jul 20 19:57:00 BST 2003

On Saturday 19 July 2003 21:54, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > type: application/x-date
> > format: 16
> > data[0]: 1-based day number (ie between 1 and 31)
> > data[1]: 0-based month number (ie between 0 and 11)
> > data[2]: year

There's application/timestamp-reply, but it's used for replies of PKIX 
timestamping services and thus doesn't apply here.

Why not simply define
as holding a date-time in the rfc3339 profile of the iso8601 format? I 
don't see any use in defining a proprietary format for this. The other 
way around: It will bite you when you need to consider time zones 
(which your proposal already leaves out) and other, more esoteric 
features of our calendar system. I also don't see the point of not 
allowing time at the same time.

This format even stands a chance of being registered in the IETF tree 
(ie. w/o the x-). If IESG rejects it, you can still register it as 


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