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Date Fields in HTML

From: James Brown <james@dreambreed.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 21:24:10 +0100
Message-ID: <000501c32944$eef11dc0$0500000a@InfoCompHQ.infocomp.co.uk>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

Would it not be useful for XHTML and HTML to include a date tag along the
lines of:

    &gt;date format="us"&lt;


    &gt;date format="uk"&lt;

to mark dates.  Enabled browsers could then convert the date to the
preferred local format (as defined by the user's operating system).  This
would prevent user error with unclear dates such as 04/06/03 or 07/04/2003,
and would make reading foreign pages much easier.


James Brown
Received on Monday, 2 June 2003 16:49:21 UTC

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