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Re: validation of datetime values

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:35:41 +0900
To: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120927053448.GA365@sideshowbarker>
Hi Kanzaki-san,

> @2012-09-27 14:02 +0900:
> Hello,
> 
> The validator seems to check <time> element value (and its datetime
> attribute value) based on HTML5 "Dates and times microsyntax" [1],
> resulting year only (YYYY) or year-month (YYYY-MM) invalid. e.g.
> 
> <time>2012</time>
> <time datetime="2012-04">April 2012</time>
> 
> However, HTML5 spec explicitly allows these values (and more) for time
> element [2]. I guess the validator should follow the time element
> definition [2] rather than microsyntax definition [1].
> 
> cheers,
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/common-microsyntaxes.html#dates-and-times
> [2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/text-level-semantics.html#the-time-element

I think that's just a matter of the validator not being up to date with the
current spec. Sorry about that -- I'll try to get it fixed soon. We've got
a bit of a backlog of validator issues like this at the moment. Hopefully
can get most of them fixed over the next few weeks.

  --Mike

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