andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Mar 12 14:46:18 PDT 2009
In message <CAAF25CF-1FBE-494C-8361-E6811B6C5EC3 at googlemail.com>,
Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar at googlemail.com> writes
>Ultimately, why is the Gregorian calendar good enough for the ISO but
>not us? I'm sure plenty of arguments were made to the ISO before
>ISO8601 was published, yet that still supports only the Gregorian
>calendar, having been revised twice since it's original publication in
>1988. Is there really any need to go beyond what ISO 8601 supports?
What were the use-case(s) for ISO8601? If merely the exchange of
calendar information, it's unlikely that it took account of the
pre-Gregorian/ BCE/ imprecise situations under consideration here.
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