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

Ciaran McNulty mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Sat Dec 15 02:03:59 PST 2007

On Dec 14, 2007 6:45 PM, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> 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).

Well, I think a human would know from context that it was an
abbreviation for 16:03 on 9th Dec 2007, and would know what time zone
we were talking about, which is all the info in that ISO date.

I do agree that ISO dates are often completely unreadable and we
should continue to explore alternatives, I've not seen on that makes
more sense than abbr at title yet as I am somewhat against the idea of
hiding it in title attributes on arbitrary elements.

-Ciaran McNulty

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