[whatwg] Dates and coordinates in HTML5

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Feb 25 15:40:24 PST 2009

[Resending this to the list now that the problem that prevented it from 
accepting any mail has been fixed.]

Andy Mabbett wrote:
>         Use-cases for machine-readable date mark-up are many: as well as
>         the aforesaid calendar interactions, they can be used for
>         sorting; for searching ("find me all the pages about events in
>         1923" — recent developments in Yahoo's YQL searching API
>         (which now supports searching for microformats):
>           <http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2009/01/yql_with_microformats.html>
>         have opened up a whole new set of possibilities, which is only
>         just beginning to be explored). They can be mapped visually on a
>         "SIMILE"
>           <http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/>
>         or similar time-line.

Neither of those appear to be using BCE dates, non-Gregorian calendars
or imprecise dates.  It's not clear how they are use cases for the
features that you are asking for.

Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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