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Re: validation of datetime values

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:26:29 +0900
To: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121027052628.GE52855@sideshowbarker>

Thanks very much for the test file. I checked it and found two cases of
errors being reported:

1. Local times without seconds.
2. Fractional seconds with more than three digits.

About the first case, that was a bug and the cause was an oversight that had
the effect of making the code require seconds on local times -- despite the
fact the spec says they're optional. I've now pushed a fix for that out to
the validator.

About the second case, that's not a bug, because the spec does actually
require the fractional parts of seconds to be one, two, or three digits:


So the examples in that spec such as "14:54:39.92922" are actually not
valid datetime values, and so for that I've filed a spec bug:


Thanks again and if you find other problems in the validator behavior for
datetime checking, please do let me know.


KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>, 2012-10-26 22:19 +0900:

> Hello Mike, thank you very much for updating the validator.
> I found that problems with some datetime values e.g. year only (YYYY)
> or year-month (YYYY-MM) were solved, while some others (listed in the
> HTML5 ยง4.6.11) were still marked as invalid. I put a test HTML file on
> [1] that includes all examples in the spec. Would you mind trying to
> validate against this test file if you have time ?
> thank you for your efforts.
> best,
> [1] http://www.kanzaki.com/works/2012/test/1026-time.html
> 2012/10/26 Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>:
> > Kanzaki-san,
> >
> > OK, I finally pushed a change for this to the W3C Nu validator:
> >
> >   http://validator.w3.org/nu/
> >
> > It attempts to conform to the current spec. Please test it and let me know
> > if you find any problems.
> >
> > Sorry for taking so long to get this change done.
> >
> >   --Mike

Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike
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