- ISO Dates
- Long Dates
- Short Dates
- Full Format
ISO 8601 is the international standard for the representation of dates and times.
Example (Complete date)
It can be written without specifying the day (YYYY-MM):
Example (Year and month)
It can be written without month and day (YYYY):
Example (Only year)
It can be written with added hours, minutes, and seconds (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS):
Example (Complete date plus hours, minutes, and seconds)
The T in the date string, between the date and time, indicates UTC time.
Long dates are most often written with a "MMM DD YYYY" syntax like this:
Month and day can be in any order:
And, month can be written in full (January), or abbreviated (Jan):
Commas are ignored. Names are case insensitive:
Short dates are most often written with an "MM/DD/YYYY" syntax like this:
Full Date Format
|UTC||Coordinated Universal Time|
|GMT||Greenwich Mean Time|
|EDT||(US) Eastern Daylight Time|
|CDT||(US) Central Daylight Time|
|MDT||(US) Mountain Daylight Time|
|PDT||(US) Pacific Daylight Time|
|EST||(US) Eastern Standard Time|
|CST||(US) Central Standard Time|
|MST||(US) Mountain Standard Time|
|PST||(US) Pacific Standard Time|
When getting a date, without specifying the time zone, the result is converted to the browser's time zone.
In other words: If a date/time is created in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), the date/time will be converted to CDT (Central US Daylight Time) if a user browses from central US.