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

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:57:48 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wco1qmkmh8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:42:54 +0100, Ian Devlin <ian@iandevlin.com> wrote:

>
> 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.


I like the idea of this. An alternative is simply to have an attribute  
"bce", which if present makes it a bce date (and if absent, makes the date  
CE):

<time datetime="15-03-44" bce>Julius Caesar killed</time>

bruce
Received on Friday, 13 April 2012 07:58:27 UTC

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