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Re: Date attributes on HTMLTimeElement

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:50:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907191049120.23663@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, Cameron McCormack wrote:
> If I understand correctly, the intention is for the Date identifier in 
> HTML 5’s IDL to mean an ECMAScript Date object.  What’s the point of 
> having separate date/time/timezone attributes on HTMLTimeElement?  Is 
> there any advantage over just having a single attribute where the date, 
> time and timezone information are all in the one Date object?

There's not always a date, there's not always a time, and even when 
there's both, there's not always a timezone.

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