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RFC 3339, "Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps", July 2002

Source of RFC: impp (app)

Errata ID: 5624
Status: Reported
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Graham Klyne
Date Reported: 2019-02-06

Section 5.6 says:

The following profile of ISO 8601 [ISO8601] dates SHOULD be used in
new protocols on the Internet.  This is specified using the syntax
description notation defined in [ABNF].

It should say:

The following profile of ISO 8601 [ISO8601] dates SHOULD be used in
new protocols on the Internet.  This is specified using the syntax
description notation defined in [ABNF].

The syntax production 'full-time' is intended for use in protocols 
that wish to convey precise timestamps (e.g. for logging or ordering 
of events).  Other productions (e.g. 'full-date', 'full-time', 
'partial-time' may be referenced by applications that have different 
requirements.

Notes:

There has been some misunderstanding of the intended scope of RFC3339; e.g. see [1]

The added paragraph clarifies the intent that RFC3339 definitions can be used by applications that don't need to convey a full date+time value.

[1] https://stackoverflow.com/a/522281/324122

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