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Re: six-page binary format draft (was: Quick Survey: name certificate syntax)

>>>>> "Camillo" == Camillo Sdrs <Camillo.Sars@DataFellows.com> writes:
    Camillo> The ISO date format "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss" is valid for
    Camillo> another 9000 years.  I'd say that is a fairly good
    Camillo> minimum age for dates&times.  It also happens to be valid
    Camillo> for dates several hundreds of years back.  And it has the
    Camillo> nice property of sorting correctly under ASCII "<", "="
    Camillo> and ">".

  And, if you don't want to use the ascii form, (and sort it ASCII as
you point out), then you can just make it a "bitstream" of seconds
since either 1970, or since 1752 (switch to Gregorian), or something
celestrial. Days since 1900 is used in astronomy.

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