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ISO 8601 Date and Time Specification Format
Dates in the format above are inspired by the ISO Date and Time Specification Format, ISO 8601 for short. (Often, the Zulu is omitted, a minor faux-pas in ISO terms.) The benefits are obvious: since the digits are already in most-to-least significant order, the strings sort naturally in chronological order; also, by using standard separators the included or omitted fields can be parsed with confidence.
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