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

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Apr 10 11:15:10 PDT 2006

On Apr 10, 2006, at 16:43, Michel Fortin wrote:

> Le 10 avr. 2006 à 7:19, Henri Sivonen a écrit :
>> 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?

The syntax does not allow them, so I considered them being outside  
the problem space that WF 2.0 is addressing.

> Maybe there should be a way to specify the calendar the date uses  
> when it's not Gregorian.

Down that path lie architecture astronautics intertwined with  
political correctness--for very little gain. Let's not go there.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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