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Re: What a <time> element represents

From: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:49:37 +0200
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To: public-html@w3.org
On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Cameron McCormack<cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
> Currently the spec says:
>  The time element represents a precise date and/or a time in the
>  proleptic Gregorian calendar.
> but it should probably say something like:
>  The time element represents a time, a date or a precise moment in time
>  with an associated time zone offset.

You have to keep reference to the proleptic Gregorian calendar, there
was a blogpost I can't find back about time and dates across history
explaining that.

> Also, I think mentions of time zones in this section should be replaced
> with mentions of time zone offsets.

Yes, that would be more clear.

Olivier G.
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 09:50:43 UTC

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