[whatwg] input=datetime and unixtime?
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 10 13:01:02 PST 2008
On Wed, 30 Jul 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? True, the
> standard unixtime unit is insufficient for representing a useful range
> of dates, but systems are gradually moving toward representing unixtime
> with a 64-bit integer.
The main reason for using the human-readable form is that we want the
value="" attribute to be human-writable, and we want the value=""
attribute value to be round-trippable in down-level clients.
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