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Re: Tag Proposal: DATE

From: Jared Warren <warren@cs.queensu.ca>
Date: 03 Feb 2003 01:50:31 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
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> This was previously proposed as a number element

Restricting the proposal to date-time data is much simpler, more
obviously useful, and, I'd like to think, more likely of adoption?

> (note you are proposing an element, not a tag).

Thanks for correcting me.

> > date in XML-friendly format, however to encourage adoption I'd suggest
> Nothing will encourage adoptions by the mass of authors, although
> the proportion of XHTML2 authors adopting might be high in relative terms,
> if low in absolute ones.

If date is not included, then certainly underused elements like VAR and
KBD should be stripped out for the sake of elegance.

[deletia]

> Overall, I think that support in browsers will be a very low priority
> because the adoption rate will be negligible.

ABBR and ACRONYM are widely used, why would DATE be different?
 
~ Jared Warren <warren@cs.queensu.ca>
Computing Science, Queen's University
Received on Monday, 3 February 2003 01:50:37 GMT

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