Internationl standard for dating documents
In Quebec and New Brunswick the variation of DDMMYYYY is used when written in French.The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as Open Document, is an XML-based file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents.This document provides ready reference for the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1.For more detailed documentation and links to historical versioning information, see the document "DCMI Metadata Terms".Years are usually counted from a particular starting point, usually called the epoch, with era referring to the particular period of time (Note the different use of the terms in geology).This document is a NOTE made available by the W3 Consortium for discussion only.The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved Open Document as an OASIS standard on .
The date of a particular event depends on the observed time zone.
Thus in Canada three date and time formats are in common use.
According to the Canadian Payments Association, which regulates cheques, the big-endian ISO 8601 YYYYMMDD is preferred, but MMDDYYYY or DDMMYYYY may be used, and cheques must include date indicators showing which format is being used.
The fifteen element "Dublin Core" described in this standard is part of a larger set of metadata vocabularies and technical specifications maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
The full set of vocabularies, DCMI Metadata Terms [DCMI-TERMS], also includes sets of resource classes (including the DCMI Type Vocabulary [DCMI-TYPE]), vocabulary encoding schemes, and syntax encoding schemes.
There is a comprehensive set of example documents in Open Document format available.