[uf-discuss] Expanding the abbr pattern

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Thu May 3 16:39:43 PDT 2007

From: "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> In addition to Patrick's valid concerns about house style; I would again
> point out that "dtend" is exclusive; microformats currently (and
> wrongly, from a semantic and accessibility PoV) require:
>        Q1 '07: <span class="dtstart">2007-01-01</span> through <abbr
>        class="dtend" title="2007-04-02">2007-04-01</abbr>

My understanding here is that the date defaults to a time of midnight, so 
the end date must be exclusive otherwise a one-day event will last for no 
time at all.

You're right to be concerned though. I suspect that it is too much to ask 
people marking up their code to understand such fine points. Not to mention 
the troubles involved with templated or scripted markup.

> I have proposed a solution to this problem:
> <http://microformats.org/wiki/hcalendar-brainstorming#Simplification_of_date-end>
> but it has, so far, been ignored.

You may want to correct the proposition. The following from the proposal I 
suspect is errant.
<abbr class="enddate" title="2007-03-31">31 January 2007</abbr>

Were you after the following?
<abbr class="enddate" title="2007-01-31">31 January 2007</abbr>

Paul Wilkins 

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