[uf-discuss] Microformats and RDFa not as far apart as previously thought

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Sat Jun 28 06:16:06 PDT 2008

Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> Perhaps we could solve this by changing the value of the abbr title
> attribute to a different, widely used date format that is both machine
> and date friendly? Take the JS date format, for instance?

Not everyone uses the same calendar. For example there are lot of blogs 
in Persian/Iranian/Farsi. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Blog 
... In these cases, often the machine format (notably Atom/RSS) will use 
ISO-8601 and suchlike; while the human-facing text will often use a 
'local' calendar. I don't have stats handy but I doubt this can be 
dismissed as a corner-case. 
suggests this is also an issue in China.




More information about the microformats-discuss mailing list