[uf-discuss] hcard: born and died and flourished

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Aug 25 07:57:35 PDT 2008

Hello Jim

Jim O'Donnell wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> On 21 Aug 2008, at 13:28, Michael Smethurst wrote:
>> Where either date is circa I've included ca. in the span with bday, 
>> dday,
>> flourished-start or flourished-end:
>> <span class="bday">ca. 1575</span>-<span class="dday">ca. 1614</span>
> You could represent fuzzy dates as two timestamps seperated by a 
> slash, as per
> http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/pns/pndsdcap/#DctermsTemporalPndstermsISO8601Per 
> eg. ca. 1575 could be written as 1570-01-01/1580-12-31 or you might be 
> able to just get away wth 1570/1580.
> I'm not quite sure how you'd represent that in HTML, but it is a 
> standard for representing periods of time.

says that as well as using slash "/" and solidus (like a slash but 
steeper don't think its on a standard key on a keyboard) you can also 
use double dashes "--" so possible mark-up could be:

<span class="interval">
<abbr class="bday" title="1575-01-01">1575</abbr>--<abbr class="dday" 

No there is no @class=interval just a bit of  "posh"

Best Wishes

Martin McEvoy

> Oh, and I suppose with dates that far back there'll be calendar issues 
> with Julian vs. Gregorian and what day does the year begin if you get 
> into days and months and comparing dates from different parts of 
> Europe. I have to admit I generally ignore those since the uncertainty 
> in dates for works of art and the like is usually much bigger than any 
> difference introduced by different calendars.
> Jim
> Jim O'Donnell
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