[whatwg] Fwd: Expanding datetime
dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 12:07:02 PDT 2008
to list as well
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From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Expanding datetime
To: WeBMartians <webmartians at verizon.net>
2008/4/24 WeBMartians <webmartians at verizon.net>:
> Whether or not providing a means to specify dates before the
Gregorian Reform or before the beginning of the first millennium will
have a business effect is difficult to determine. One thing that can
be said is that the applications which would be enabled certainly
won't exist if the facilities are not present.
> Currently, the extreme datetime values (as opposed to the strings)
strings from such values should be mandatory. That argues in favor of
proper "round trip" handling: the conversion of extreme datetime
strings should be available too.
What's ODF do? They've dealt with this problem, surely.
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