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[whatwg] [wf2] Leap seconds, dates in the past

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 09:51:15 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0608150947380.5340@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 10 Apr 2006, Michel Fortin wrote:
> > 
> > I'm inclined to think that the best option for WF 2.0 is to require 
> > the use of the proleptic Gregorian calendar all the way to 0001-01-01.
> 
> What about prior dates?

I don't think we need to support years before 1CE. (Frankly I don't think 
we need support dates before 1800 CE either, but that's another story.)

Anybody doing real work with dates that far back is going to have very 
specific needs when it comes to calendars and WF2 isn't going to cut it 
for them.

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