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

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--- Comment #62 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-11-02 15:32:29 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #61)

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

For reference, I've uploaded a copy of the section on <time> as it was to
http://people.opera.com/philipj/2011/10/28/the-time-element.html

It states that "This element is intended as a way to encode modern dates and
times in a machine-readable way" and the first example is precisely about
"verbose unusable microformat garbage". It sounds like people are using it for
something else, in which case the spec should be fixed to reflect that if
<time> is brought back.

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