[whatwg] Dates and coordinates in HTML5
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Feb 24 15:01:31 PST 2009
In message <619D9F095A7941EEBCBB05FD4B03F523 at pirate>, WeBMartians
<webmartians at verizon.net> writes
>Although it can be argued that a standard should not consider the work
>required for implementation, many of the trade-offs in reference to
>times and dates do indeed take the present state of code into
What's the expected end-of-life date for HTML5? Do we really want to
hamstring ourselves 'til then, by considering only current, as-of-2009,
>One reason for not supporting BCE is a disagreement between historians
>and, say, astronomers, on how to represent the year immediately
>preceding year one. Is it year -1 (1 BCE) or year zero?
ISO 8601 is, I understand, unequivocal on that matter.
>I do see the "no BCE" compromise as a workable one.
That's an interesting use of "compromise"!
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