Bug ID: 61409
Summary: Should support less-pedantic, T-less ISO-style option
for the "Date format" preference
Web browser: Firefox
Mobile Platform: ---
Now, following standards is great and all, but in my opinion, I think that the
ISO and time like "2014-02-15T01:12:23" takes things a *bit* too far.
I would think it would be REALLY nice if you would take advantage of this
provision of [https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339 RFC 3339]:
NOTE: ISO 8601 defines date and time separated by "T".
Applications using this syntax may choose, for the sake of
readability, to specify a full-date and full-time separated by
(say) a space character.
I don't particularly care if this is implemented as a new "RFC 3339" or
"ISO-style" value for the option, or it replaces the existing "ISO 8601" value.
But seriously, I'm not sure I've ever seen the T format in user-facing output
*anywhere* else, and it's REALLY a pain -- not only is it hard on the visual
centre of my brain, but also not very amenable to easy selection for
copy+paste. (Firefox wants to select either none of the "15T01", or the whole
Judging by <http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html>, I'm guessing that
the "T" was mostly meant to help in formats where fields are separated from one
another by whitespace, and it is desired to have a combined date+time field.
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