[Bug 17990] New: i18n-ISSUE-98: 13 month calendar support


           Summary: i18n-ISSUE-98: 13 month calendar support
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: other Hixie drafts (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: contributor@whatwg.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org,

This was was cloned from bug 16966 as part of operation convergence.
Originally filed: 2012-05-07 17:32:00 +0000
Original reporter: Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com>

 #0   Addison Phillips                                2012-05-07 17:32:13 +0000 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Month state

The 'month' type doesn't allow for 13 month calendars (undecimber). The
limitation to Gregorian months doesn't work here because you can't convert a
month by itself to/from the Gregorian calendar.
 #1   Ian 'Hixie' Hickson                             2012-05-10 17:58:57 +0000 
What's the use case?
 #2   Norbert Lindenberg                              2012-05-16 02:29:03 +0000 
Here's a use case: A web site provides a calendar of events for a synagogue in
Israel. The site groups events by month and lets the user pick the month to be
displayed using an <input type="month"> element. Being the site of a synagogue,
it has selected the Hebrew calendar by using the BCP 47 language tag
he-IL-u-ca-hebrew. The Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar with years of 12
or 13 months. This means, the input element needs to be able to handle up to 13

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Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 07:30:05 UTC