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Re: XHTML 2.0 <datetime> element proposal

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:06:44 +0100 (MET)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <25341.1067530004@www50.gmx.net>

> > Last but not least, I think there is already a sufficient and generic 
> > way to indicate date and time, see Dublin Core [1], although
> > having the same characteristics as mentioned above (defining 
> > normally only one specific format for n release/update date or 
> > period). An user agent might parse this in a user
> > demanded way, too, like expected from the (preferred?) 'attribute 
> > version'.

Tantek Çelik:
> Dublin Core date and time simply also refers to ISO8601.  It does not
> define any date time XML element(s).

Lachlan Hunt:
> Dublin core is for meta data, not xml markup, plus it seems to be based 
> on ISO 8601.

Did I say it defines markup, or I did I say it doesn't use ISO 8601? No. --
It (DC.Date) already is a sufficient method to indicate time and periods, and
having said that 'a user agent might parse this [...]' does not at all mean
it's markup, since there is indeed the facility that user-agents display meta
data as well.


Jens Meiert
Interface Architect

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