[uf-discuss] human readable date parsing

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri May 4 10:29:02 PDT 2007

In message <0DEB8416-55C4-4AB8-8126-B3ABA071EC66 at zenpsycho.com>, Breton
Slivka <zen at zenpsycho.com> writes

>It seems to me that in order  to more effectively solve this problem,
>this set of restrictions  should be clarified- Here's what I've got so
>far, correct me if I'm  wrong.
>Date markup must:
>1> be capable of marking up dates from multiple cultures and languages
>2> Follow the DRY principle
>3> Be completely visible
>4> Follow common usage
>5> Be machine readable
>6> Be unambiguous
>and the unstated (and perhaps unconcious) restriction
>7> Be as similar to iCalendar as possible in form and function.

Not a correction but an addition - I'm surprised, in the light of the
recent debate, that you omitted:

        Be accessible

which might be more tightly worded as, say:

        Meet WCAG accessibility guidelines

Andy Mabbett
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