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    Re: The "Online Nautical Almanac (UPDATED)" to accept dates in the ISO-8601 format?
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2021 Jan 29, 00:28 -0800

    Dear Frank,

    Thank you for answering me.

    Yes, luckily, I can read|write several European languages based on Latin script, the problem is - those are not even the majority of the scripts and languages in existence.

    For example, right now (while writing this post) I tried to enter the date in Russian, and as expected, the parser failed. I would not remind you about Chinese and|or Hindu, etc...

    The people behind ISO-8601 are really clever - they propose the one and only logical way of the date representation. After all - you do not write an amount of money starting with the pennies, you start with millions, then - you write thousands, then - hundreds, ans so on, the same SHOULD apply to the date: years, then months, then days (then hours, minutes and then seconds - at the very LAST place!). And if the month is entered as a number - this will eliminate ANY AND ALL chances for an error or misunderstanding.

    The argument, that there are (many) other sites doing some intricate linguistics for that - basically trivial - task, does not hold. We have a saying:

    Millions of flies cannot be all mistaken!

    :)

    That is not an attack or an insult - at least that is NOT my intention. Just a suggestion to make that page more user-friendly and robust. :)

    Hope you could look into that some day.

    Thank you in advance.

    Warm regards,
    Tony
    60°N 30°E

       
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