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Re: Change Proposal for time element - add an era attribute

From: Ian Devlin <ian@iandevlin.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:42:54 +0200
Message-ID: <CAOYOhSuCx_uX1upKqVGAiOihH5qpgYfU81ao_3STRGXppkKgZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jace Voracek <jacevoracek@me.com>
Cc: "Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com" <mtanalin@yandex.ru>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
BCE and CE have been adopted by historians and academics in the last
century to remove the Christian relation to dates (CE can also mean
"Current Era" or even "Christian Era" (returning to the Christian theme!))
to emphasise sensitivity to non-Christians.
Publishers have started to use it too, so says Wikipedia (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era) and I have seen it a lot, albeit
in history books.
Of course, like everything, its use has its detractors.

On 13 April 2012 00:46, Jace Voracek <jacevoracek@me.com> wrote:

> An 'Era' attribute to the <time> element does seem reasonable, yet might I
> recommend allowing the values "BC" and "AD" to work in conjunction with the
> values "BCE" and "CE", seeing that these standards are both interchangeably
> used in the Gregorian calender despite them being equivalent in value.
>
>
> ____________________
> Jace Voracek
>
>
> Sounds reasonable.
>
>
> 12.04.2012, 22:19, "Ian Devlin" <ian@iandevlin.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I noticed from the summary email that went out earlier today that Issue
> 183: Enhance and simplify the time element is due to close tomorrow.
> >
> > I'd like to submit an additional change proposal which isn't a counter
> proposal, but merely a suggested enhancement to Tantek's proposal which
> forms the basis of Issue 183.
> >
> > My proposal: add an 'era' attribute to the HTML5 <time> element, can be
> found at -
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/User:Idevlin/add_era_attribute_to_time_element
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ian
> >
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