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Re: Changes to date/time datatypes

From: Misha Wolf <Misha.Wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 14:37:23 +0000
Message-Id: <B0013306612@euvig1.dtc.lon.ime.reuters.com>
To: Ashok Malhotra <petsa@us.ibm.com>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org


[I'm aware that <petsa@us.ibm.com> may no longer be a functioning
email address, but I don't have a better one for you]

Many thanks for your mail.  The I18N WG's formal response is in:


On 23/01/2001 11:19:04 Ashok Malhotra wrote:
> At the XML Schema meeting in London last week the WG decided,
> in the main, to accept the suggested changes to the date/time datatypes
> described in the draft:
> [1] http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/xmlschema-current/datatypes/datatypes.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/xmlschema-current/datatypes/diff.html
> The WG, however, declined to accept some of the more specific
> recommendations
> and recommended some changes.  These are discussed below.
> 1. The WG decided not to drop the three recurring datatypes monthDay,
> day and month.  They voted to keep their lexical representations as
>  --MM-DD, ---DD, and --MM--  on the grounds that they follow ISO 8601 and
> are unambiguous even without the datatype declaration.
> 2. When comparing timeDuration values with min/max facets the WG decided
> that indeterminate comparisons should always be considered false.
> Mark Davis sent mail questioning this decision and I have asked whether
> it may be reopened.
> 3. The WG also declined to accept Mark's suggestion for a canonical
> representation
> for timeDuration.  I have requested that the WG reopen this decision.
> 4. The WG agreed to change the name of timeDuration to duration and
> to dateTime.
> All the best, Ashok

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