[whatwg] [WF2] Comments on sections 2.3 -- 2.5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 11 17:04:10 PDT 2005

On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Christoph Päper wrote:
> That (with the hyphens in dates and colons in times) is actually not the 
> basic, but the extended format. I have only ever read the 2000 version, 
> so please CMIIW, but AFAIK the 2004 edition basically removes many of 
> the truncated/implied and basic formats in favor of the more 
> human-friendly extended format, which many specificators favored anyhow, 
> like for instance <http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime>. I think the 
> literal T in date-times was also removed in favor of the space, which 
> previously was only second choice. That W3C Note sadly does not endorse 
> fractional time (23,55 = 23:30:30) except for seconds, nor the week and 
> day based calendars (2005-W28-1, 2005-123), which ISO 8601:2004 retains. 
> Durations are cumbersome.

Maybe we should make this reference informative...

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