Dates & Times

On the surface a date or time is a very simple concept. However, if you dig a little deeper it gets complicated, the issues come around timezone, daylight saving time, text representations and calendars once you start going a long way back in time.

Date Formats

When computers are exchanging data they need an agreed way to represents dates and times. There are two main standards:

The advantage of the RFC is that it is an open standard.