[whatwg] <time>

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Mon Mar 9 17:36:33 PDT 2009

It does seem to me to be a little foolhardy for HTML5 to be defining  
its own format for representing dates and times. ISO 8601 is already  
widely understood and implemented. Out of the box it is capable of  
representing any instant[1] between 10000 BC and 9999 AD, including  
leap seconds and any other edge case you choose to think about. Why  
reinvent the wheel?

1. Well, fractional seconds only to a finite number of decimal  
places, but let's not split hairs.

Toby A Inkster
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