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Re: HTML has, probably, confusing date format

From: incerti auctoris <incertia@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 13:10:53 +0100
Message-ID: <BAY101-F18FEB3E194A1898952372DC0540@phx.gbl>
To: www-html@w3.org

This is not a problem of representation of a universally 
dates system. HTML just uses particular systems of constants; Perl and php
both have systems for converting these constants to integers which are
the number of seconds since a reference time.
These integers can be manipulated with simple arithmetic, and converted
back to any particular date format.

Durations are generally not required in METAdata; just absolute references.
Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2006 12:11:22 UTC

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