Hi Vicky -
Here is a brief summary of the status of EDTF.
It has indeed gone to ISO for standardization (in fact that process began formally over a year ago). A Working Group was established for the purpose of revising ISO 8601 to include extensions, one of which is ETDF. The process has been successful, a DIS was balloted several months ago, it was approved although with numerous comments. These comments need to be resolved and we are in the process of resolving them (and I see no obstacles that would prevent resolution).
Sadly, the Chair of the WG abruptly resigned a few months ago because of a personal emergency, and this has slowed the process a bit. I have been asked to take over Chairmanship and we are in the process of negotiation on that; in any case I am determine to see this process through to completion, which I estimate may be another six months.
Note that in the process of developing the draft there were a few changes to EDTF, mainly, some of the characters have changed. I summarized these changes in a note about a year ago. The draft is currently ISO confidential I am trying to gain permission to put it up so that at least this group can see it. Hopefully I'll be able to do that soon.
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> I'm really interested in the work that is going on here and thank you to all who
> have contributed to the specification so far. Now and again I find myself
> checking the website to see how things are developing when a project comes
> up which I think may benefit from using EDTF. I notice that it is currently a
> draft specification, but that there is talk about submitting it for standardization
> or some other mode of formalization. Can you tell me if this is currently in the
> pipeline? I'd like to consider using this with some projects but I'm a bit hesitant
> when it is in Draft format.
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