[whatwg] Dates BCE

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at uclmail.net
Thu Jul 30 10:05:36 PDT 2009

2009/7/30 Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Mike Shaver<mike.shaver at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can the historical-timeline community perhaps work with a microformat
>> for such things, so that we can standardize on the basis of experience
>> using the technology in the field, rather than on speculative uses?
> I'd actually advise against trying to push this to the Microformats
> group.  They're about marking up visible data in such a way that a
> machine can parse it.
> This discussion so far seems to be about taking a visible date (or
> date range, possibly fuzzy) in an arbitrary calendar, and marking it
> up with an invisible date in the proleptic gregorian calendar, with
> support for ranges and fuzziness.

Spot on.

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