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[Bug 13240] Consider replacing <time> with <data>

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Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:23:02 +0000
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--- Comment #26 from Stephen Paul Weber <singpolyma@singpolyma.net> 2011-08-08 21:23:02 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #25)
> I'm definitely leaning towards doing this. The alternative seems to be to have
> a whole slew of elements for this kind of thing:
>    <time datetime="2010-10-10">
>    <number value=10>
>    <scalar value=10 unit=kg>
>    <duration value="1h10m2.2s">
>    <timerange start="2010-01-01" end="2010-02-02">
>    <enum value="spring">
> ...all of which pretty much do exactly the same thing: nothing.

Nothing except the one thing that matters: adding semantic value.

If you don't care about the semantic value I would definitely say that an
attribute solves the "some sort of machine data here" use case much better.

I don't see how you can be against the extra semantic data here when the
argument was the same (though much weaker, IMHO) for adding seperate <video>
and <audio> instead of just adding JS APIs to <object type="video/*">

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