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Re: [whatwg] <time>

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:30:51 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0903121330m4b2eeee5n6772b2b910a33c5c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Kristof Zelechovski
<giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
> Notation for negative quantities usually starts with a minus (with
> exceptions for bookkeeping).  It still does even though ASCII unified the
> hyphen with the minus.
> We cannot perform interval arithmetic on intervals with unknown limits or
> compare them.  Automated processing tools would not benefit from the ability
> to recognize such intervals in markup even though they often occur in
> ancient biographies.

Indeed.  I see little to no benefit to being able to mark up one-sided
intervals in a machine-readable format; specifically, I don't see any
way to justify the difficulty of handling it in the syntax.

~TJ
Received on Thursday, 12 March 2009 20:31:26 UTC

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