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[Bug 13240] Consider replacing <time> with <data>

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Gordon Brander <me@gordonbrander.com> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Gordon Brander <me@gordonbrander.com> 2011-07-15 15:48:17 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> I think that changing it to <data> could make it too generic.

As a publisher (front-end developer who builds sites for large companies) I
would like to second Ian. Prior to HTML5, we were using hAtom to mark up
articles and blog posts. When we were using hAtom, I heard frequent questions
from other developers here regarding the way dates were marked up. The abbr,
title and value-title patterns were confusing to developers that hadn't read
the spec.

We have not had that problem with <article> + <time>. When training devs here
on HTML5, folks immediately "got" what <time> was for. Also, having datetime be
validate-able has meant it gets fixed if it's not properly formatted.

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