Re: In addition to INS and DEL elements: DATED

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 00:07:37 +0100


Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 00:07:37 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
In-reply-to: <199708202145.RAA21889@unix.asb.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199708202307.AAA09479@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: In addition to INS and DEL elements: DATED

Rob writes:
   another element for HTML, a good copanion to INS and DEL would
   be a DATED element that indicates the enclosed material is dated, 
   with optional start and end dates:

RANGE and SPOT from HTML3 and HTML Pro could do this. Even better if
(as you suggest) it was done with metadata. I think a specific element
just for dates is a bit too specialist for the ephemeral nature of the
Web. Better to author in a longer-term format which provides this kind
of markup already (eg TEI)...there will be an XML version for use on
the Web.

///Peter