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Year 0000

From: <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 17:02:18 -0400
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFFCE61ACC.2011D336-ON85256AA3.0072F350@torolab.ibm.com>
Hello,

     I just saw a copy of ISO 8601:2000.  I was surprised to discover that 
it defines 0000 to be a valid year, unlike the specification of dateTime in the "XML Schema:  Datatypes" recommendation [1].  I gather that in ISO 
8601:2000, the year 0000 is roughly equivalent to what people usually 
refer to as 1BC, and is a leap year.

     Should dateTime follow ISO 8601:2000 in this respect?

Thanks,

Henry
[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-2-20010502/#dateTime
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