[uf-discuss] Re: Precise Expansion Patterns

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 17 01:35:04 PST 2007

Paul Wilkins wrote:
> On 12/16/07, Michael MD <mdagn at spraci.com> wrote:
>> what about html5's datetime attribute?
>> (would only be of use in html5 though)
> There is a datetime attribute (on a very select few elements) in HTML4.
> The trouble is that you are required to specify a full date/time, of
> which only one type for format is accepted, which is too narrow for
> our needs.
> I presume that there are similar issues with the HTML5 standard too.

Yes, the TIME element with the DATETIME attribute in the HTML5 /draft/ 
(it's not a standard yet!) is not a duration, but a specific point in time:



Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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