[uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format

John Allsopp john at westciv.com
Thu Jul 10 20:51:00 PDT 2008


> we should leverage the computers ability to do the hard work for us.
> <p>Date <span class="date">Friday, July the 11th 2008</span></p>
> The date can be easily parsed by the system, in a number of limited
> formats at first but growing in capabilities over time.

that date can be easily parsed. But what about "tomorrow", "three  
weeks ago", and so on? Any solution that requires some kind of parsing  
of dates and times will fail in many instances of human to human  


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