[whatwg] Expanding datetime
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Apr 24 02:05:44 PDT 2008
Ernest Cline wrote:
> From a practical viewpoint, being able to specify dates before
> January 1, 1 BC (Gregorian) would allow for historical dates not
> currently available to be specified in markup of documents concerning
Such dates do not need to be published on the web in machine readable
readable formats. How often to do you need to book a flight, or add an
event to your calendar that far back in the past?
> ...The Y10K problem can also be pushed back by this, but is of only
> theoretical importance.
There are still 7992 years before we need to have a Y10K solution
implemented. Thus we can safely leave it to to future generations to solve.
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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