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Re: [whatwg] <time>

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 21:46:18 +0000
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To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org, public-html@w3.org
In message <CAAF25CF-1FBE-494C-8361-E6811B6C5EC3@googlemail.com>, 
Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com> writes

>Ultimately, why is the Gregorian calendar good enough for the ISO but 
>not us? I'm sure plenty of arguments were made to the ISO before 
>ISO8601 was published, yet that still supports only the Gregorian 
>calendar, having been revised twice since it's original publication in 
>1988. Is there really any need to go beyond what ISO 8601 supports?

What were the use-case(s) for ISO8601? If merely the exchange of 
calendar information, it's unlikely that it took account of the 
pre-Gregorian/ BCE/ imprecise situations under consideration here.

Andy Mabbett
Received on Thursday, 12 March 2009 21:48:03 UTC

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