[uf-discuss] ISO Dates and Durations

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Thu Sep 25 02:49:51 PDT 2008

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Machine Data also like service discovery links, alternate formats such 
> as RDF Atom and RSS, a vast amount of websites also use meta tags for 
> verification such as microid an Google Analytics also for Descriptions 
> and keywords, how many websites in the web2.0 world have you seen 
> using external Javascript? this has to be loaded into the browser too, 
> so where performance is concerned pushing a few extra bits of data up 
> into the head is really a non-issue to most. Pushing data up into the 
> head (for machines) would seem like the right place to put ISO 
> durations and timestamps to separate content from data.
A side note to this People also publish ISO date-times in the HEAD of 
their documents a little more than you may at first think, how many 
times has anyone seen markup like this:

<meta name="date" content="2008-09-25T10:40:37+01:00"/>

see also for an examples:



Martin McEvoy

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