[uf-dev] Human and machine readable data format

Michael MD mdagn at spraci.com
Mon Jun 30 03:12:25 PDT 2008

> The idea is that the parsers read the lang attribute on the abbr and
> applies the correct language description. It will be a pain to build up
> all the international descriptions needed, but it's the only way if we
> wish to have human readable date's that can be parsed by machines.

and what do we do about people who write something like "25th January" when 
they really mean "25th January 2008" ?

I think we have opened a nasty can of worms here!

Some libraries for parsing dates will assume that it is this year.... which 
is VERY bad
... it should be rejected as being ambiguous.

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