[whatwg] [html5] Pre-Last Call Comments
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 3 02:41:19 PDT 2009
On Sun, 5 Apr 2009, Christoph Päper wrote:
> Giovanni Campagna:
> > - The second paragraph in 126.96.36.199 is hard to understand because the
> > verb is at the end. I would rewrite as
> > "A week-year with a number *yr* has 53 weeks if corresponds to a year *yr*
> > in the proleptic Gregorian calendar that has a Thursday as its first day
> > (January 1st), or if *yr* where *yr* is a number divisible by 400, or a
> > number divisible by 4 but not by 100. In all other cases it has 52 weeks"
> | A week-year with a number $year that corresponds to a year $year in the
> | proleptic Gregorian calendar that has a Thursday as its first day
> | (January 1st), and a week-year $year where $year is a number divisible
> | by 400, or a number divisible by 4 but not by 100, has 53 weeks. All
> | other week-years have 52 weeks.
> The description is wrong anyhow: Not every leap year has 53 weeks! (For
> instance, 2008 and 2012 have 52 weeks only.) The difference to common
> years is that leap years with 53 weeks can have Jan01 on either Thu or
> Wed, because Dec31 then is Fri or Thu respectively. (Compare your 2020
> to your 2004 calendar.)
> Or just reference and rely on ISO 8601. That is what references
> (especially to standards) are for after all.
I would, except that ISO8601 costs 130 CHF and it seems far easier for
everyone concerned to just add the paragraph right there instead of
deferring to some paragraph elsewhere.
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