When printing a web page, care must be taken that the complete URL is clearly legible. The same applies to the relevant publication date on a web page.
It has to be borne in mind that publication dates may be given in different formats, especially in either the European format dd/mm/yyyy, the US format mm/dd/yyyy or the ISO format yyyy/mm/dd. Unless the format is explicitly indicated, it will be impossible to distinguish between the European format and the US format for days 1-12 of each month.
If a publication date is close to the relevant priority date, the time zone of publication may be crucial to interpret a publication date.
The examiner must always indicate the date on which the web page was retrieved. When citing internet disclosures, the examiner must explain the prior-art status of the document, e.g.: