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Spelling corrections

Spelling corrections

(1) By anonymous on 2020-04-27 23:29:38 [link] [source]

On the documentation web page SQLite Query Language: Date And Time Functions, the phrases "IS0-8601" and "ISO-8601" are misspelled; they should be "ISO 8601".

Thanks again for this amazingly useful library. ~ Nayuki

(2) By Richard Hipp (drh) on 2020-04-28 12:45:00 in reply to 1 [link] [source]

So "ISO 8601" (with a space) does seem to be the official spelling. Nevertheless, "ISO-8601" seems to me to be a better way of rendering the identifier, as it makes it clear that a single identifier is intended. I'm inclined to leave this uncorrected.

If a dash in the middle is totally unacceptable, my second choice would be "ISO8601". That is less readable because it is difficult to distinguish the "O" in "ISO" from a zero. But it still seems better than separating ISO and 8601 into separate words.

Unless somebody can come up with a compelling reason why it should change, I think I'll just keep using my non-standard "ISO-8601" spelling.

(3) By Warren Young (wyoung) on 2020-04-28 12:47:44 in reply to 2 [source]

There's still the issue of eye-ess-zero.

(4) By Richard Hipp (drh) on 2020-04-28 13:13:22 in reply to 3 [link] [source]

Totally missed that part. Now fixed.