[uf-discuss] datetime-design-pattern

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 22:59:48 PST 2005


On 10/31/05, David Janes -- BlogMatrix <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> I've been mucking about with the datetime-design-pattern page [1]. If
> you have a pretty good idea what the final consensus opinion for the
> exact format, can you please add it in.
> I've also added sections for "date", "time" and "duration" variants,
> which I've noticed are poping up in other areas of discussion.
> Regards, etc...
> David
> http://www.blogmatrix.com
> [1] http://microformats.org/wiki/datetime-design-pattern

I skimmed the document, and it seems to imply that dates should always
be encoded in YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss±ZZZZ format.

(Not sure if this has come up before, but) why not let the format be
specified in the class attribute?  (With the default being iso8601.) 
For example:

    <abbr class="foo iso8601" title="20051031T23:01:31+0200">Halloween
at 11:00:31 PM</abbr>

    <abbr class="foo rfc2822" title="Thu, 21 Dec 2000 16:01:07
+0200">That day</abbr>

(Or maybe something like urn:rfc:2822 and urn:iso:8601 would be better.)

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     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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