Re: Euro currency sign

Jordan Reiter (jreiter@mail.slc.edu)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 16:37:27 -0500


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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 16:37:27 -0500
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

David Perrell felt an urge to reveal at 2:37 PM -0500 on October 22, 1997:


> Tim Chen wrote:
>
>
> >I vote for yyyy-mm-dd format.
>
> Actually, year should not be confined to 4 digits -- t'would be sorely
> regretted come the year 10000.
>
>
> In deference to different calendars and pre-creational references, would it
> not be wise to suffix the type and allow negative years? E.g.
>
>   -2004-02-03-christian
>
> David Perrell

There has been a wonderful discussion of this on the meta2 mailing list
(re: Dates).  Basically, they are currently tossing around several other
standards used (particularly, I think, in Archaeological and Scientific
fields) to indicate years.

My personal opinion?  There should be a date element (although this perhaps
would be better as XML):
<DATE SCHEME="ISO 8601">1997-10-22</DATE>
Browsers would render it using specific date output set by the user either
in the system settings or in the settings for the browser.  Ie: (possible
renderings)

  10/22/97
  Wednesday, October 22, 1997
  Oct. 22, 1997
  October 22 in the year of our lord one-thousand nine-hundred-ninety-seven

And, of course:

  22/10/97
  Mercoledi, 22 Ottobre 1997

And so on.

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