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[whatwg] Why not JavaScript?

From: Dean Edwards <dean@edwards.name>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 18:40:35 +0100
Message-ID: <40C9EE93.7070703@edwards.name>
fantasai wrote:

> Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Andrew Clover wrote:
>>
>>> [BTW, 'expdate' should clearly be named 'month'; it is not explicitly a
>>> credit card expiry date.]
>>
>>
>> How strongly do people feel about this? The advantage of having it be
>> "expdate" is that it is immediately clear what the field is.
> 
> 
> I don't think that tying a date format down to a semantic is a good idea.
> 
>> I couldn't actually think of another use case for it when I wrote this 
>> up.
> 
> 
> Graduation date. A lot of forms want only the month and year, not the date.
> 
ditto time. sometimes you want a precise time (what time is lift-off?) 
but mostly you want the kind of time that people use day-to-day HH:MM.
i started another thread about this already:
http://listserver.dreamhost.com/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-June/000193.html
-dean
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