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[Bug 14202] New: Add 'update' boolean attribute to TIME element

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Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:06:35 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14202

           Summary: Add 'update' boolean attribute to TIME element
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mtanalin@yandex.ru
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/text-level-semantics.html#the-time-element

Currently, we have 'pubdate' attribute for date of _publication_, but there is
no way to specify date of article _update_.

Publication date and update date are usually used together. One of most obvious
examples is any Wiki article which is updated a thousand times after it's
created.

Another example is any quality website with articles that are updated regularly
to maintain they applicability. Currently, update date on such sites is just a
date without a special meaning (unlike publication date which has 'pubdate'
attribute). Moreover, date of update is often even more important than initial
publication date.

So we need to add accompanying 'update' boolean attribute to TIME element
sothat we could specify both publication and update dates:

<time pubdate>2008-01-22</time>
<time update>2011-09-14</time>

'update' attribute is similar to 'pubdate' one (it's boolean too and has
similar semantic rules), but specifies date of _update_.

Thanks.

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