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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Dec 15 02:48:23 PST 2007

In message 
<cdc278e10712150203w2c843f33tfc823300f02e04df at mail.gmail.com>, Ciaran 
McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> writes

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

That's the point which I was describing as "a reasonable argument".

>which is all the info in that ISO date.

It may be in the ISO date, but the ISO date is not how an ordinary 
person would conceptualise that information.

Andy Mabbett

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