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Re: Date Fields in HTML

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 07:32:49 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200306030632.h536Wni01934@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> <date format="us">05/07/03</date> - which the browser would

We already have the lang attribute for specifying locales.  I don't see a
case of adding yet another attribute to handle this messy requirement
(the browser potentially has to know the date format for every country and
language group in that country).

I also feel that, if such an element is needed (and my feeling is that it
will not be widely used, or if used by automated tools may well get tagged
with the tool's default locale rather than the correct one), given the move
to a more semantic HTML, that any standardisation of the date content
should be based on supplying the ISO format date rather than a localised
date.  (Previous proposals have placed the ISO date as an attribute, although
I tend to prefer it to be the content.)
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