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Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps (RFC3339)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009218D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 19 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Klyne: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document defines a date and time format for use in Internet protocols that is a profile of the ISO 8601 standard for representation of dates and times using the Gregorian calendar.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � G. Klyne

Request for Comments: 3339� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Clearswift Corporation

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � C. Newman

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps

Status of this Memo

� � This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

� � Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

� � improvements.� Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

� � Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

� � and status of this protocol.� Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document defines a date and time format for use in Internet

� � protocols that is a profile of the ISO 8601 standard for

� � representation of dates and times using the Gregorian calendar.

Table of Contents

� � 1. Introduction ............................................ 2

� � 2. Definitions ............................................. 3

� � 3. Two Digit Years ......................................... 4

� � 4. Local Time .............................................. 4

� � 4.1. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) ...................... 4

� � 4.2. Local Offsets ......................................... 5

� � 4.3. Unknown Local Offset Convention ....................... 5

� � 4.4. Unqualified Local Time ................................ 5

� � 5. Date and Time format .................................... 6

� � 5.1. Ordering .............................................. 6

� � 5.2. Human Readability ..................................... 6

� � 5.3. Rarely Used Options ................................... 7

� � 5.4. Redundant Information ................................. 7

� � 5.5. Simplicity ............................................ 7

� � 5.6. Internet Date/Time Format ............................. 8

� � 5.7. Restrictions .......................................... 9

� � 5.8. Examples ............................................. 10

� � 6. References ............................................. 10

� � 7. Security Considerations ................................ 11

Klyne, et. al.� � � � � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3339� � � � � � Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps� � � � � � July 2002

� � Appendix A. ISO 8601 Collected ABNF ....................... 12

� � Appendix B. Day of the Week ............................... 14

� � Appendix C. Leap Years .......................................