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

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Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:20:46 +0000
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--- Comment #61 from Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com <mtanalin@yandex.ru> 2011-11-02 15:20:45 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #59)

> It's for marking up a human-readable and a machine-readable representation of
> the same thing for use with microformats, microdata or similar. This is what I
> thought the point of <time> was as well, but it seems unlikely that this is
> what people are actually using it for, thus the question.

<time> element is _easy_ way to _add semantic sense_ to text without diving
into verbose unusable microformat garbage oriented to narrow usecases.

Markup (HTML) should never be confused with pseudo-markup (microformats).

Pseudo-markup should be _supplement_ to true markup, not replacement for it.
Otherwise, all semantic elements (H1, P, UL, etc.) could be removed in favor of
more "universal" DIV -- that would be complete semantic absurd.

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