Re: Y2k compliance

Tim Smith (
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 14:14:04 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 5 Dec 1998, Mr. James W. Laferriere wrote:
> Where is it Defined ? , ie: some document publically available .
> (prefered on the web from a known standards body) Tia

Typing "leap year faq" at Altavista gave this wonderful link as the
first response:

The author cites many authorities for you, going all the way back to
the Act or Parliment in 1752 that established the Gregorian calendar
in England:

Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid,

That the several Years of our Lord, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200,
2300, or any other hundredth Years of our Lord, which shall
happen in Time to come, except only every fourth hundredth Year
of our Lord, whereof the Year of our Lord 2000 shall be the
first, shall not be esteemed or taken to be Bissextile or Leap
Years, but shall be taken to be common Years, consisting of 365
Days, and no more;

--Tim Smith

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