[uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format

Michael MD mdagn at spraci.com
Wed Jul 2 00:49:45 PDT 2008

> IMO, "2008-01-25" is indeed more human-readable than 
> "2008-01-25T12:00:11", but it is still less "human-hearable" than the 
> plain old English "January 25th, 2008", which is human-readable and 
> machine-readable as long as it is written following precisely English US 
> conventions and the locale can be deduced from a lang attribute (either 
> global to the HTML document or local to the date).

Allowing language conventions for date parsing to be determined by anything 
"global" sounds a bit dangerous to me.

Someone might post on a shared blog/forum site in a different country and 
mark it up in a way that does not match a lang attribute somewhere else on 
the page!

also - who is going to say that all replies to the post or comments that 
might also appear on that same page are going to follow the same language 

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