97, 98, 99, 00 ..." ascending numbering assumption suddenly became invalid.Secondly, some programmers had misunderstood the Gregorian calendar rule that determines whether years that are exactly divisible by 100 are not leap years, and assumed the year 2000 would not be a leap year.The worst potential usability problems come when the date is written only with numbers as in the following example, because the date's interpretation will be different from one country to another. Note that this format can also be used to represent precise date and time, with timezone information Using numerical dates does have also some pitfalls with regard to readability and usability, as explained in the Date formats The W3C QA Tips are short documents explaining useful bits of knowledge for Web developers or designers, hosted and produced by the Quality Assurance Interest Group at W3C.While the tips are carefully reviewed by the participants of the group, they should not be seen as anything else than informative bits of wisdom, and especially, they are not normative W3C technical specifications.
Problems were anticipated, and arose, because twentieth-century software often represented the four-digit year with only the final two digits—making the year 2000 indistinguishable from 1900.
Speed Dating, as a single word, is a registered trademark of Aish Ha Torah.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
The project has been led jointly by the author of Joda-Time (Stephen Colebourne) and Oracle, under JSR 310, and will appear in the new Java SE 8 package Time zones, which disambiguate the contexts of different observers, are put to one side here; you should use these local classes when you don’t need that context.
A desktop Java FX application might be one of those times.