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

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--- Comment #8 from Divya Manian <divya.manian@gmail.com> 2011-07-15 19:34:55 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> There are several use cases for <time>:
> Use cases A and B do not seem to have much traction.

I doubt any of HTML5 elements have much traction. 

> Use case C applies to more than just dates, and the lack of solution for stuff
> outside dates and times is being problematic to many communities.

I can imagine a use case for phone numbers, and address.  My view is expanding
the scope of the <time>/<data> element is a slippery slope. Of all elements in
HTML5, time is the one that is least ambiguous. 

> Proposal: we dump use cases A and B, and pivot <time> on use case C, changing
> it to <data> and making it like the <abbr> for machine-readable data, primarily
> for use by Microformats and HTML's microdata feature.

How would this look like?

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