[uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format

jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk
Wed Jul 16 03:25:31 PDT 2008


The English calendar prior to 1752 was a Julian calendar with the start of
the year on 25th March. Samuel Pepys diary  is an example of publishing
that calendar online (I think):

I imagine any historical date prior to the 20th Century is potentially a
problem, as the Julian calendar was still in use as late as the 1920s in
some parts of the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar has handy timelines and
tables showing when the Gregorian calendar was adopted around the world,
and when 1st January was adopted as the beginning of the year in various

TEI has some guidance on marking up historical dates, which might be
I don't know if there are any other online guides to encoding dates and
times from different calendars.


Original Message:
From: Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 08:19:38 -0600
To: microformats-discuss at microformats.org
Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format

On [Jul 15], at [ Jul 15] 5:51 , Ciaran McNulty wrote:

> Another example of non-Gregorian calendaring is Saudi Arabia, where
> the arabic calendar is in common usage:
> http://www.sama.gov.sa/

Thanks Karl and Ciaran.  I've added these examples to the wiki here:


Please add any more examples you find so we can keep the discussion  
focused on what would help publishers.


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