[uf-discuss] Expanding the abbr pattern

Patrick H. Lauke redux at splintered.co.uk
Thu May 3 10:34:34 PDT 2007

Ben Wiley Sittler wrote:
> in
> some cases you can get away with not using abbr:
> Q1 '07: <span class="dtstart">2007-01-01</span> through <span
> class="dtend">2007-04-01</span>
> with hyphens it's reasonably human-readable. i've been using fully
> punctuated iso 8601 date notation it everyday life (checks, contracts,
> even announcements) for years with no problems whatsoever. 

Just want to raise, at this point, the problem an author might face with 
regards to an organisation's house styles. For instance, at my 
university, we have very specific guidelines for how dates and times etc 
should be written (hint: it ain't ISO-anything).

Patrick H. Lauke
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