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From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:56:02 -0700
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At 17:53  +0100 12/03/09, Julian Reschke wrote:
>Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
>>...
>>Ultimately, why is the Gregorian calendar good enough for the ISO 
>>but not us? I'm sure plenty of arguments were made to the ISO 
>>before ISO8601 was published, yet that still supports only the 
>>Gregorian calendar, having been revised twice since it's original 
>>publication in 1988. Is there really any need to go beyond what ISO 
>>8601 supports?
>>...
>
>Indeed.
>
>We aren't the subject matter experts on calendars and date formats, 
>so why do we pretend we are?

I agree.  As I said before, if we want a tag to express that a date 
is in a different calendar system, we are not going either to invent 
those tags or define the notation and conversion of those calendar 
systems here.  We can and should rely on groups like ISO.
-- 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 12 March 2009 09:56:02 GMT

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