[uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format
ameer1234567890 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 07:44:58 PDT 2008
Just one more thing to add. Microformats should be designed in such a
way that authors are not obliqued to wrrite up a spcific date format
for display to users. If we are to follow the idea of a
machine-readable as well as human-readable date format, then authors
would be obliqued to use that specific format for users.
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:51 AM, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:
>> 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 communication.
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