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RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:43:06 -0500 (EST)
To: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
cc: "'Felix Miata'" <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1411081041030.9406@cygnus.smart.net>

agreed, but if this country ever got with the rest of the world, that is 
what they would learn from the bigining and not a change.  it is the 
transition period where things will/would be difficult,  but I am sure all 
these brialliant coders could find a way for software to convert for folks 
who couldn't learn a newer way


On Fri, 7 Nov 2014, John Foliot wrote:

> Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:42:36 -0800
> From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
> To: 'Felix Miata' <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting
> Resent-Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 04:43:31 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Felix Miata wrote:
>> Most "Americans" do know a normal day is comprised of 24 hours. Those
>> who use computers should be assumed to be smart enough to look up
>> something they see on the internet but don't understand. Those who
>> haven't already been exposed to 24 hours clocks in schools or elsewhere
>> are a dying breed. It's high time everybody, American or not, learned
>> the substance of iso 8601, embracing logical and readily sortable order
>> in date and time strings, and stopped perpetuating illogical little and
>> mixed-endian date and time confusion escaping their own sub-global
>> existence.
> Just a gentle reminder to folks that one of the user-groups we advocate for
> are those with cognitive disabilities. I am quite troubled to hear such
> strident "they must change" language - what if they can't?
> JF
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