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Re: noted 3 issues re: time/data (was Re: minutes for HTML WG f2f, 2011-11-04, part 1)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:50:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA+i-m-_JH2RUJBsTe1epZ8jQAv62+11a_6FdB337vqnQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com
<mtanalin@yandex.ru> wrote:
> Most of real-world authors don't care about Atom. They just want to _add semantic sense_ to their HTML content. 'pubdate' attribute is part of this semantics and therefore should _not_ be dropped. Additionally, supplementary 'update' (or 'pubupdate') boolean attribute should be added to markup _update_ dates (see bug 14202, [2]).

Unfortunately, this is nonsense.  Semantics are a way of communicating
with machines, since they don't yet understand natural languages.  If
there aren't any machines listening to the semantics, they're useless.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:51:36 UTC

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