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Re: six-page binary format draft
> > time
> > Time values are needed e.g. for expiration dates and timestamps.
> > In this proposal, all times are represented as seconds from
> > January 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC. The value is represented as uint32.
Is that real seconds (as might be counted by somebody watching a carefully
calibrated pendulum), or seconds counted in a weird way that pretends that
pendulums suddenly jump or stop swinging during leap seconds?
> The ISO date format "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss" is valid for another 9000 years.
Yes, please use that format. And if you permit 5, 6, 7... digit years,
then it has no built in obsolescence at all.
--apb (Alan Barrett)