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[whatwg] time and meter elements

From: David Latapie <david@empyree.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 20:31:05 +0100
Message-ID: <20070208203105526221.735553dc@empyree.org>

I have some trouble inderstanding the need for these elements really. 
Especially when considering the example:

<p>Our first date was <time datetime="2006-09-23">a saturday</time>.</p>
Out of sorting all the events that happened that day, it really seems 
weird to me.

(irony below)
I have an idea for another element: <color>

<p>He was driving his parent?s <color>blue</code> car.</p>
Do you see any difference in relevance here? I don?t.

By the way, what about:
<p>He <verb tense="past continous">was driving</verb> his parent?s blue 

<p><name surname="John" familly name="Hopkins">He was driving> his 
parent?s blue car.</p>

Just a little bit more serious
Now that we are going to implement meter, we need the whole of Syst?me 
International: <kilogram>, <ampere>, <Kelvin>, <mole> and <candela> (is 
<time> a good replacement for <second>, I don't know)


OK, now, seriously: what is the rationale behind this?

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when 
there is nothing left to take away. -- Antoine de Saint-Exup?ry
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