[whatwg] Issues relating to the syntax of dates and times
pentasis at lavabit.com
Tue Nov 25 13:16:30 PST 2008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch>
To: "Pentasis" <pentasis at lavabit.com>
Cc: <whatwg at lists.whatwg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Issues relating to the syntax of dates and times
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Pentasis wrote:
>> "The primary use cases for these elements are for marking up publication
>> dates e.g. in blog entries, and for marking event dates in hCalendar
>> markup. Thus the DOM APIs are likely to be used as ways to generate
>> interactive calendar widgets or some such."
>> I agree with this, so disregard my previous remarks on this subject. I
>> would however recommend dropping the word "primary".
> I wouldn't want to make people think their particular use case was
> excluded. What if someone wanted to use a date to indicate the time an
> entry was added, for instance? Hence the word "primary".
> That whole paragraph might be rewritten in due course though to not refer
> to use cases (I try to keep the spec clear of actually using the term
> explicitly and instead just show the use cases in examples).
> Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
> http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
> Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
This confuses me again ;-) Sorry. Are you saying that examples and
use-cases will be excluded from the spec? If so, than I disagree with it
again. Like I stated before, I understand that times/dates are never *exact*
(esp. very old ones). So either this element should get a limited use-case
(like blog entries, calendar dates for meetings etc.) or should be able to
handle all time/date use-cases (even fictional ones). Either way, this
should be explicitly defined or excluded in the spec. shouldn't it?
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