[uf-discuss] Formatting arbitrary dates, not part of hCalendar

James Craig jcraig at apple.com
Tue Mar 6 17:12:42 PST 2007

Paul Wilkins wrote:

> While it specifies the time of insertion or deletion, the semantics  
> of that don't match up with what we're wanting to do here.

Unless you and Bob are working on that project together, the  
semantics of the use can only be determined by Bob.

> The INS and DEL elements are supposed to markup changes to the  
> document

Yes, and the line in question referred to a specific date when that  
copy was inserted OR when that line of text became relevant due to  
the release of the new version of software.

> Unfortunately here we have a case similar to BLOCKQUOTE, where an  
> element is used for a purpose that it's was never intended for, and  
> that new purpose eliminates reasonable chances of its actual  
> intended use.

I disagree. By your logic, use of DL as a data structure in XOXO  
would also be a misuse because it's key:value data pairs instead of  
an actual definition term and description. I'll save the list the  
semantics argument, but I believe this is well within the proper use  
of INS.


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