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Re: Number, Date, Time, Quantity

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 22:13:17 +0200
To: "Hendry, Alan" <AlanHendry@uk.agcocorp.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.te344fd6smjzpq@acer3010>

We have often had such requests for datatype elements, and one of the  
questions was always "where do you stop?".
The solution was to make such information about content a part of the  
metadata story.

So there is a way that you can express what you are asking for. It is  
described in the metadata attributes section:
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-metaAttributes.html#s_metaAttributesmodule

So you can write:

	<span datatype="xsd:date">2006-08-30</span>

or even

	<span datatype="xsd:date" content="2006-08-31">tomorrow</span>

(It will work on any element, not just span).

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:57:31 +0200, Hendry, Alan  
<AlanHendry@uk.agcocorp.com> wrote:

>
>
> If there was a tag like <number>1,234.56</number>
>
> it could be displayed as 1.234,56 based upon the users settings
> (regional options in Windows)
>
> further it could be read as "one thousand two hundred ..." by a screen
> reader
>
>
>
> If there was a tag like <shortdate>31/12/2006</shortdate>
>
> it could be displayed as 12-31-06 based on the users settings
>
>
>
> If there was a tag like <longdate>31/12/2006</longdate>
>
> it could be displayed as 31 December 2006 based on the users settings
> (and language)
>
>
>
> If there was a tag like <time>23:59:59</time>
>
> it could be displayed as 11.59.59 PM
>
>
>
> If there was a tag like <quantity unit=km>1.6</quantity>
>
> then it could be displayed as 1 MILE
>
> (there could be a lot of different units for length, area, volume,
> weight, temperature, etc)
>
>
>
>
>
>
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