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[Bug 12488] New: Use <time> to add publishing dates for the docs of the Reference section.

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Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:18:17 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12488-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Use <time> to add publishing dates for the docs of the
                    Reference section.
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/mult
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

1) Add pubilshing dates for the documents listed in the Reference chapter.
(There currently are no dates.)

2) Make use of the <time> element for stating these publishing dates. If
pubrules prevents it, then at least use <time> in the WHATwg version.

3) With regard to one particular reference, namely the reference to "Inter
Gravissimas", [1]  then:
   - You,  correctly, state that it was issued in February. [2]  But the <time>
element is supposed to express only *Gregorian* dates, [3] whereas the
Gregorian reform took place after February - namely in October. [4] Thus its
publishing date is Julian.  (When we convert the Julian publishing date to
Gregorian,  then we land in March. ) So perhaps its date cannot be expressed
with <time>? 
   - From another angle, you appear to point to Clavius's publication (he who
was the brain behind the reform). His publisher published Inter Gravissimas in
1612 as part of Volume 5 of his "Opera Mathematica". [5] The volume is online,
and Inter Gravissimas starts at page 13. [6] So perhaps you should just use
1612 as the date?

[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/references.html#refsGREGORIAN
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter_Gravissimas#cite_ref-pbull_0-0
[3] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/text-level-semantics.html#the-time-element
[5] http://mathematics.library.nd.edu/clavius/about/about_page.html

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