[microformats-discuss] International date formats
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Jul 25 10:27:08 PDT 2005
On Jul 25, 2005, at 10:14 AM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> On 7/25/05 9:57 AM, "Dr. Ernie Prabhakar" <drernie at opendarwin.org>
>> I also like the idea of a elemental microformat (nanoformat?) for
> I've been thinking about this a while too, but I'm not sure there
> is enough
> of a "problem" that needs to be solved to require a separate elemental
> microformat for dates.
> Rather, for now, I see this use of <abbr> as a microformat design
> that should be utilized in other microformats, any time a date or
> time is
A design pattern certainly sounds lower-weight than a nanoformat,
though in the end I suspect it is just a matter of semantics. Oh,
wait, *everything* here is merely semantics. :-)
>> I presume the official designation would be an "ISO_8601" date in the
>> title, but the 'recommended' practice would be, with a space and
>>> <abbr title="YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM[:SS]+-Z">
> I would prefer to point to the W3C Note on Date Time for recommended
> practice for now.
> Which does ask for the "T" date time separator to be used.
Ah, of course. You're right (as usual :-): don't invent a
convention if one already exists.
Still, it would be nice to at least document this 'design pattern'
somewhere (with the W3C link), no matter what we call it.
-- Ernie P.
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