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Date format


Dates are always given in a very simple format: DD-MMM-YYYY where

DDDay given in two digits
MMMMonth given in three letters, abreviation of the English names: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC.
YYYYYear given in four digits. But beware, it is not Y10K safe...

This is a date format similar to that on international flight tickets. The original IATA format goes DDMMMYYYY, we have added the hyphens to make it easier to read.

Sometimes, when we have no accurate date, only month and year, we use the format MMM-YYYY. We think it is pretty easy to understand this format, as the month is given in letters. There is no way to mix up month and day, as it would be with numbers only formats.


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