[whatwg] Week Strings
Smylers at stripey.com
Fri Jun 19 04:32:54 PDT 2009
Křištof Želechovski writes:
> An algorithm for calculating the weekday of Jan. 1st given a year
> would be outside the scope of the HTML specification.
That's begging the question.
> Similarly, the HTML specification does not describe how you increment
> a number by 1.
No, but it does explain how to interpret a sequence of digits as an
integer (multiplying the value by 10 for each digit encountered). And
defines that week is a period of 7 days. And defines how many days
there are in each month of a year. And even states the blindingly
The 'week number of the last day' of a week-year with 53 weeks is 53;
the 'week number of the last day' of a week-year with 52 weeks is 52.
Those things all seem much more obvious to me than working out which day
January 1st of a given year is. But as I said, I'm not a browser
developer so perhaps it's fine.
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