Note: This date format does not work for links in wiki text. For this, see Manual:Dynamic dates.
The formats vary with the user's language. They are defined in the $datePreferences array in the messages files (
languages/messages/Messages*.php) which contains a list of IDs of date formatting options.
The options are listed in Special:Preferences accordingly to the definitions, in the same order. They use January 15, 2001 as example. For English they are:
- default (No preference)
- mdy (16:12, January 15, 2001)
- dmy (16:12, 15 January 2001)
- ymd (16:12, 2001 January 15)
- numerical yyyy-mm-dd (like ISO 8601, but without calendar conversions, and without implying that it is the date according to the Gregorian calendar)
See also 
- Help:Preferences#Date and time
- m:Help:Date formatting and linking
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