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Re: xs:datetime are hours and minutes optional or not?

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 12:55:23 +0200
Message-ID: <3BDA929B.6080503@dyomedea.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
Cc: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Jeni Tennison wrote:

> Hi Eric,
>>In the description of the lexical space of xs:datetime it is said
>>that "The fractional seconds part is optional; other parts of the
>>lexical form are not optional" but also that "If the time zone is
>>included, both hours and minutes must be present".
>>Are there situations when hours, minutes (and seconds) are optional
>>or not?
> I think that the 'hours' and 'minutes' that 'must be present' in that
> paragraph are the hours and minutes of the timezone rather than the
> hours and minutes of the time.

Yes, it makes sense!



> Cheers,
> Jeni
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> Jeni Tennison
> http://www.jenitennison.com/

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