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Re: HTML has, probably, confusing date format

From: Cyril <cyril2@mail.ru>
Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2006 18:35:43 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <44D61039.5050609@mail.ru>


(I made this text to be encoded by UTF-8. Better view is certainly with
mono-spaced font.)

Dear Sirs,

Hereby I would like to inform you that I have started migration from
previous sincretic date format to a new one. It is a format consisted of
several headers. Among them are the followings:
Calendar:
Century:
Year:
(Week of the year:)
(Day of the year:)
Month (of the year):
Day of the month:
Day of week:
Hours:
Minutes:
Seconds:

This more flexible date format, I suppose, also allows versatile
astronomical time's counting.
You can see a sample at http://cyril.clickhere2.net/translit/LatbyCyr.html

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`Astonishing discovery!

`Even hundred years have not passed before I have luck in discovering
`disharmony in common date notation. Thus, for example, 20th minute
`of 5th hour is written as "4:19" (☝ begun with last hour's number)
`while 20th day of 5th month is written as "5/20" (☝ begun with
`current month's number).

`Additional examples of the disharmony:
`      4 hours, 11 minutes, and 4 seconds are written as 4:11:04
`while 4 days,  11 months, and 2004 years are written as 5.12.05

`      3rd day in 4th month of the year 2005 is written as 2005.04.03
`while 3rd second in 4th minute of  5th hour is written as   04:03:02

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`         ┌─────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
┌─────────┤ References to a previous date's format's issue: ├─────────┐
│         └─────────────────────────────────────────────────┘         │
│  1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0154.html  │
│  2. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0155.html  │
│  3. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0156.html  │
│  4. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0162.html  │
│     ("The required hash is too much complication compared to the    │
│       ease of current datetime comparison.")                        │
│  5. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0171.html  │
│  6. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0172.html  │
│  7. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0173.html  │
│  8. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2002Nov/0175.html  │
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Regards,
Cyril, Esq.
Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2006 10:00:38 GMT

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