All timestamps will be returned in the ISO 8601 standard format (
- yyyy : 4 digit year
- MM : 2 digit month
- dd : 2 digit day
- HH : hour (on a 24 hour scale)
- mm : minutes
- ss : seconds
- Z : timezone offset
Implementations should honor the timezone but in most cases all timestamps will be returned in UTC with a timezone offset of +0000 (we expect and use the +0000 offset for UTC rather than the Z shorthand that the spec provides for).
For example, the string
May 26, 2013 at 8:48 and 40 seconds, PM, in UTC.