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Re: [whatwg] <time>

From: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:05:26 +1000
Message-ID: <5f37426b0903110405h56c7711dl3b5cc74d6d64610e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:54 PM, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
> The more and more I read this thread the more I feel that trying to shoehorn
> Gregorian dates into this in all circumstances is going to needlessly
> complicate things for everyone involved: users, authors and implementors
> alike. For very limited use cases such Gregorian dates might be acceptable

Conversely, I am anticipating this element being hugely useful in
marking up the mass of dates/times we publish daily ... receipt
numbers, event listings and bookings, recent/current news, job
listings, closing dates, etc. It's also going to assist with solving
the contention around hCalendar's use of abbr by providing a viable
alternative. At least, for events within the gregorian calendar, as
At any rate, I don't think these are 'limited' use cases... imho, it
is of huge benefit. I hope the time element remains simple and easy to

> but for historical documents, encyclopedias, geological, astronomical and
> all sorts of other disciplinary documents, it just is insufficient.

I agree time, as currently specified, is insufficient. Lots of options
with metadata (dublin core, RDF, and all that) but that's not directly
relevant to time markup.

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