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Re: Nationhood, Governments and Policy

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 08:43:29 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <412933.20783.qm@web112619.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
The existing Standards include both[1,2].

I'm not sure if DCAT makes a specific recommendation, but several of the StratML Measurement terms would be affected. Citability.org [3] does use both time and date because "Government websites are ever changing and cannot be cited.".  I think using *both* time and date in identifiers might be part of the problem, but in any case, shifting time frames is a metadata concern for Open Data.

ISO also includes a "Week Day" format for dates (it's a bit awkward), "... used in many commercial and industrial applications.". They might have added; "The assumption is that money and therefore, work are infinitely divisible."  Policy Documents, Strategic Planning, and Governments do not need that assumption.  What they do need, and I guess I just volunteered, is somebody to write a conversion script for the time value of short term work (.25-25 years).



> I wonder how frequently time stamps
> (as opposed to date stamps) are used 
> in URI's these days? I know they are not common in
> Australia for instance.

[1] http://www.iso.org/iso/support/faqs/faqs_widely_used_standards/widely_used_standards_other/date_and_time_format.htm
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime
[3] http://citability.org/

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