On 10/16/2007 10:28:17 AM, Pauli Lindgren wrote:
>On 10/3/2007 7:34:54 PM, Ian Binnie
>>Yes, this would be handy, especially if
>>it handled alphabetic months like 01 Feb
>>2007, commonly encountered in internet
>That would be quite a special case, so
>maybe it is not necessary to implement
>it in Vedit application itself. After
>all, you can always create macros for
>In addition, the alphabetic month is
>language specific. Having support just
>for English would not be enough.
>And the format is not standardized. It
>"01 Feb 2007" or "01 February 2007" or
>"01 February, 2007" or "Feb 01 2007"
>etc. I have seen many different formats
>in email headers, for example.
>Anyway, the RFC (i.e. Internet standard)
>uses numeric date format.
I note that Ted has indicated he will not be implementing alphabetic months, and I agree that many different formats and languages are used in various contexts.
RFC 2822 (and RFC 822 which is still the official IETF standard) specify 3 character English months see "Date and Time Specification".
There is no proposal to change this (as far as I am aware), although RFC 3339 discusses ISO 8601 formats of Date and Time for the Internet.
Any other format you may have seen would be a result of translation by an email client - the underlying MIME always conforms to RFC 2822/822
I have, of course written my own macros, which are included in my email processing macros.