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

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--- Comment #34 from Stephen Paul Weber <singpolyma@singpolyma.net> 2011-08-12 15:53:24 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #31)
> (In reply to comment #26)
> > Nothing except the one thing that matters: adding semantic value.
> what is the purpose of <time> markup anyway? a UA won't be able to provide any
> additional interfacing over such primitive datatypes.

False.  I spent some time working at a company (MashLogic) trying to find ways
of identifying times, weights, currency figures, and similar on pages.  Why? 
So that we could present the values to the user in their preferred format.  See
times in their local timezone, weights in their preferred system, etc.

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