On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 11:32:36AM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
> Has anybody compiled a canonical list of the standards in this area?
> This is the first, I think I've seen ISO 8601 mentioned.

As usual, the IETF does a much better job than the ITU of making this
stuff available to the general public.  See

 RFC 3339 "Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps"

  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.

Written via an open process; free for all to read, copy, distribute,
implement, or be involved in improvements to; with a complete ABNF
syntax specification; compatible with ISO 8601 but without a sufeit of
unnecessary alternative formats like ISO 8601.  Includes a short
section on Leap Seconds, lots of info on time zones, etc.

LEAPSECS members Markus Kuhn and myself contributed suggestions to it.

And as I noted earlier, the IETF "ntp" working group is working on
updating the NTP standard (RFC1305 on NTP version 3, RFC2030 on SNTP
version 4), again in a relatively refreshing and open manner:



Join us and get a standard TAI spec for NTP!


Neal McBurnett                 http://bcn.boulder.co.us/~neal/
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