[uf-dev] A sensible alternative for representing dates

Jake Archibald jaffathecake at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 09:29:57 PDT 2008

2008/6/30 Marty Alchin <gulopine at gamemusic.org>:

> If microformat dates used URLs in links, rather than the titles of
> abbreviations, the data would be just as visible as the rel-tag
> pattern, wouldn't have "machine data" presented to users as standard
> content, allows for flexible human-readable presentation (since it
> could just be ignored)
> * <a class="dtstart" href="/2008/06/30/">June 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm</a>
> * <a class="dtend" href="/events/2008/jun/30">13:00</a>

The problem with this is it requires an anchor, and requires the author to
build a meaningful page at that address.

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