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

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Patrick Arlt <patrick.arlt@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #52 from Patrick Arlt <patrick.arlt@gmail.com> 2011-10-31 17:48:18 UTC ---
So we create a <time> element that is used to markup times in a document,
decide that it is to specific and replace is with a <data>element that can only
be used to mark up time? this doesn't make much sense. Its much less semantic
and will lead to confusion with the data-* attribute.

There is also a fourth use case where you could easily access all <time>
elements from javascript to transform them e.g. to human relative time while
keeping a machine readable time in the datetime attribute.

Why not just add a generic data attribute. Why take away something that is
actively being used?

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