Precise Expansion Patterns (was: Re: [uf-discuss] Hcalendar in

Scott Reynen scott at
Sat Dec 15 06:53:14 PST 2007

On Dec 15, 2007, at 3:08 AM, Ciaran McNulty wrote:

>> It seems to me "3:23" is already
>> machine-readable
> Does 3:23 mean 3 mins 23 seconds, or 3 hours 23 mins, or 23 minutes
> past three o'clock? ;-)

My point is it's not productive to ask such questions outside the  
context of the actual problem, which in this case is class="haudio"  
and class="duration".  There may still be some ambiguity there, but  
there's not as much as you're suggesting (a duration is clearly not a  
time) and focusing on such *actual* ambiguity is more useful than  
worrying about hypothetical ambiguity.  Let's establish, for example,  
if we have an actual use case for month-long durations so we don't  
waste our time solving a problem we don't actually have.  That is,  
let's follow the process.


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