[uf-discuss] Suggestion for Birthday

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Mon Sep 22 13:11:38 PDT 2008

With Microformats, dates are in ISO 8601 format. ISO 8601 already  
allows for years without months or days. e.g.

	<span class="bday">1980</span>

And indeed with years and months, but no days:

	<span class="bday">1980-06</span>

Most microformat parsers already support these, so no need to go  
inventing some non-ISO format. ISO 8601 also offers a way of  
specifying months and days without a year:

	<span class="bday">--06-01</span>

Though this doesn't have such wide support.

Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>

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