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[whatwg] Issues relating to the syntax of dates and times

From: Calogero Alex Baldacchino <alex.baldacchino@email.it>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 22:42:51 +0100
Message-ID: <492C715B.8080904@email.it>
Lachlan Hunt ha scritto:
> Pentasis wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Pentasis wrote:
>>>> "The primary use cases for these elements are for marking up 
>>>> publication
>>>> dates e.g. in blog entries, and for marking event dates in hCalendar
>>>> markup. Thus the DOM APIs are likely to be used as ways to generate
>>>> interactive calendar widgets or some such."
>>>>
>>>> I agree with this, so disregard my previous remarks on this subject. I
>>>> would however recommend dropping the word "primary".
>
> Note that what you've quoted was from a note about a potential issue 
> with the DOM APIs which appears in the last formally published WD, but 
> which has since been removed from the current editor's draft.
>
>>> I wouldn't want to make people think their particular use case was
>>> excluded. What if someone wanted to use a date to indicate the time an
>>> entry was added, for instance? Hence the word "primary".
>>
>> This confuses me again ;-) Sorry.  Are you saying that examples and 
>> use-cases will be excluded from the spec?
>
> No.  It's just that the note didn't list all possible use cases and 
> that there are other similar use cases for marking up contemporary 
> dates which are equally valid.
>
In other words, the normative section of the spec will be as generic as 
possible, while a non-normative section will cover a bounch of use cases 
and examples, without pretending to be exahustive with regard to all 
possible use cases. Am I wrong?

 
 
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