[uf-discuss] Formatting arbitrary dates, not part of hCalendar
pmw57 at xtra.co.nz
Tue Mar 6 16:09:31 PST 2007
From: "James Craig" <jcraig at apple.com>
> In this case, I think what you are looking for is the 'datetime'
> attribute on INS and DEL elements.
> <ins datetime="2007-03-05">5 March 2007</ins>
> This has nothing to do with microformats; it's just semantic HTML. It
> specifies the time of the insertion or deletion, so I think it's quite
> appropriate for specifying when a version was released.
While it specifies the time of insertion or deletion, the semantics of that
don't match up with what we're wanting to do here. The INS and DEL elements
are supposed to markup changes to the document, with respect to a different
version of that document. So for example, INS is marked up with underlines,
and DEL is marked with a line-through.
Yes it's possible to get around the presentation issues by negating the
style that INS and DEL are presented with, but this is counterproductive to
other more correct use of those elements.
Unfortunately here we have a case similar to BLOCKQUOTE, where an element is
used for a purpose that it's was never intended for, and that new purpose
eliminates reasonable chances of its actual intended use.
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