[uf-discuss] Hcalendar in bbc.co.uk/programmes

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Dec 14 10:45:57 PST 2007

In message 
<cdc278e10712140101n3dce2028id08231ded1801884 at mail.gmail.com>, Ciaran 
McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> writes

>On Dec 13, 2007 3:19 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis 
><bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com> wrote:

>> 1. 16:03 isn't an abbreviation for 12 September 2007. That's
>> /additional/ information. So that should be a SPAN not an ABBR.
>I'd disagree with this.  16:03 in the context of your original page 
>*will* refer to 16:03 on a specific day (I'm finding it hard to think 
>of a non-contrived example where it wouldn't) - it's just abbreviated 
>to 16:03. A human would gather that information from context but it's 
>more explicit in the machine-readable version.

That's a reasonable argument. It's not reasonable, though, to argue 
(which you're not, at least not here, but which others seem to be) that 
16:03 is an abbreviation of what a human (geeks aside) would gather from 
the context as being "20070912T16:03:00+01:00" (or whatever).

Andy Mabbett

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