[uf-new] Re: markup advice for the citation microformat (Michael McCracken)

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Tue Apr 24 09:40:42 PDT 2007

On Apr 24, 2007, at 11:20 AM, Kristin Caulfield wrote:

> The date issue is something that we're working on right now in  
> developing the backend database to our site. As mentioned in the  
> citation-brainstorming section of the wiki, so many publication  
> dates don't follow the standard machine-readable format of  
> YYYYMMDD. Books tend to be just years, journals are usually month/ 
> year or season/year, etc. In our case, except for newspaper  
> articles and the like, most of our publication dates wouldn't fit  
> into the YYYYMMDD format. I don't really have a question about this  
> issue right now, but if there have been any new developments/ 
> thoughts on this beyond what is on the wiki, I would like to know.

I assume dates for citation will be based on the datetime design  


Which is based on ISO 8601:


Which has variable specificity, so YYYY is a valid date format.

Scott Reynen

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