[whatwg] Fwd: Expanding datetime

David Gerard 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>
Date: 2008/4/24
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)
can be specified in Javascript. Producing the corresponding datetime
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.

 - d.

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