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Re: [whatwg] <time>

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:08:33 -0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <2930b68f1d343bdb8b274058c41b053d.squirrel@webmail.gradwell.net>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org
> David Singer wrote:

> So far, we've had vague use cases
> related to historians and time lines

In what way do you consider those use cases "vague", and what would it
take for you to consider them less so?

> there's been no clear description of the problems that
> need solving

That's clearly an opinion, but I'd say it's a fundamentally wrong one.

> we really
> shouldn't be attempting to solve every little problem.  Yet that seems
> to be what some people are pushing for by asking for alternative
> calendar systems, better historical date support, durations and time
> intervals, without much regard for the complexity such features would
> introduce for both authors and implementers.

Wanting to resolve those clearly-delineated issues is not "attempting to
solve every little problem"; nor do I see anyone not having "regard for
the complexity such features would introduce". Perhaps you could cite

[Snip issues already addressed by Bruce Lawson]]

Andy Mabbett
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