[whatwg] input=datetime and unixtime?
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Jul 30 15:46:50 PDT 2008
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> I did some searching through the archives, but didn't find anything at all
> that talked about this. Out of curiousity, was there a reason that datetime
> doesn't store/send it's value as a unix timestamp?
IIRC, one reason is or better graceful degradation in legacy user agents
alternative available. In such cases, it's easier to get the user to
enter a date in the format like YYYY-MM-DD, than it is to have them
calculate and enter the number of milliseconds since the epoch.
Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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