Although the standard allows both the YYYY-MM-DD and YYYYMMDD formats for complete calendar date representations, if the day [DD] is omitted then only the YYYY-MM format is allowed. By disallowing dates of the form YYYYMM, the standard avoids confusion with the truncated representation YYMMDD (still often used).
What is a universal date?
Ben Hooper. opinions. The United Kingdom generally uses the date format DD/MM/YYYY and the United States of America generally uses the date format MM/DD/YYYY. So, depending on where youre from, 05/03/2015 could be interpreted as the 5th of March 2015 or the 3rd of May 2015, respectively.
What is the universal way of writing the date?
The ISO 8601 notation is today the commonly recommended format of representing date and time as human-readable strings in new plain-text communication protocols and file formats. Several standards and profiles have been derived from ISO 8601, including RFC 3339 and a W3C note on date and time formats.