[whatwg] <time>

Jim O'Donnell jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk
Wed Mar 11 00:52:39 PDT 2009

On 11 Mar 2009, at 04:46, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

>> This is already a solved problem in the Text Encoding Intiative  
>> (TEI). [ ... ] <date calendar="Julian" value="1732-02-22">Feb. 11,  
>> 1731.</date> [ ... ] We can't change the author's original written  
>> dates, but it would be useful to normalise documents using the  
>> Julian calendar to proleptic Gregorian dates.
> Yes, the draft needs to clear up the (mis)understanding that <time>  
> requires authors to place Gregorian dates in the original.
> If the calendaric meta information should be available to human  
> consumers, then then @title seems like a better place. The draft  
> could recommend how to use @title for <time>.

How about something like <time calendar="Julian" value="1732-02-22"  
title="22 February 1732">Feb. 11 1731</time>, where title and  
calendar are optional?


Jim O'Donnell
jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/attachments/20090311/5b20950d/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the whatwg mailing list