I currently have the following HTML code
<time datetime="2012-08-23"> 23. August 2012 </time>
I have that because I felt the "23. August 2012" format was easier for website visitors to read than
Both of those HTML5 examples validate at w3, but the first one is obviously redundant, and I like to cut out markup I don't need. Is there another date formate that I can use in the second example that is (1) easy for website visitors to read, and (2) w3 valid?