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[Bug 16988] New: I18N-ISSUE-132: pubdates on article

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Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 18:47:25 +0000
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           Summary: I18N-ISSUE-132: pubdates on article
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: addison@lab126.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

4.4.4 The article element

The article element's description contains this note:

Note: The time element's pubdate attribute can be used to provide the
publication date for an article element.

This note, while interesting, seems out of place? Also, the example given uses
a non-floating time value. Pubdates are often intended as floating date values
that do not change value according to local time zone offset (e.g. Tuesday, 7
May 2012's edition of the New York Times remained rooted in 7 May and is not
shown to be Wednesday's edition just because the reader is in Japan).

Here's the example:

<h1>The Very First Rule of Life</h1>
<p><time pubdate datetime="2009-10-09T14:28-08:00"></time></p>

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