[uf-discuss] human readable date parsing

James Craig jcraig at apple.com
Fri May 4 08:04:04 PDT 2007

Tantek Çelik wrote:

> On 5/3/07 7:10 PM, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux at splintered.co.uk> wrote:
>> But to bring it back to the original argument, the routine extraction
>> does not necessarily have to equate to data visible in, say, a  
>> tooltip.
>> The routine extraction may well be mediated via some machine  
>> interpretation.
> "May" is insufficient in this case, as such machine mediated  
> interpretation
> is a "theoretical" (or certainly not available to many people) and  
> thus
> insufficient.
> The "tooltip" is the only practical semi-visible method available  
> currently.

If you need to see the machine data for your own QA, you could write  
a JavaScript bookmarklet to pull it out of a more appropriate place.  
You're making the same case that it "may" be forgotten and therefore  
get out of date.

> If you have a deployed practical semi-visibility alternative to the  
> tooltip,
> I'm very much interested to hear it.

I implemented neither, but Operator and Tails both do this already.


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