W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-html@w3.org > May 2003

Re: Element for Dates/Times

From: Robin Lionheart <w3c-ml@robinlionheart.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 07:00:06 -0400
Message-ID: <056201c31ad1$254fce20$117de518@prolog021503my>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

> How about something like
> <date time="2002-11-19T13:24:38+02:00" lang="fi">13:25 19.11.2002</date>
> and no other format for time attribute would be allowed.

When I'm reading The Register, I encounter article dates like
    Posted: 07/05/2003 at 12:29 GMT
Being a USA citizen, I tend to misread this as "July 5" instead of "May 7".
If I read that same article a couple months from now, I wouldn't even catch
my error. I'd like very much for my browser to be able to convert dates for
me, even if only in a tooltip or a status line message.

This would also be of use to speechreading audio browsers speaking dates
Received on Thursday, 15 May 2003 06:59:37 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:06:03 UTC