[uf-new] Re: markup advice for the citation microformat (Michael
scott at makedatamakesense.com
Tue Apr 24 09:45:34 PDT 2007
On Apr 24, 2007, at 11:30 AM, Mary Hodder wrote:
> Is there something we could do here to make this more inviting to
> people elsewhere? This makes sense to me:
>>> <dd class="date">Publish date: <abbr class="date-published"
> as neutral
> but this:
>>> MM/DD/YYYY</abbr> ...</dd>
> reverts to the american date standard.
The MM/DD/YYYY there is not really part of the standard. The
abbreviation design pattern  allows the human-readable formatting
to change independent of the machine readable formatting (in the
title attribute), allowing one publisher to publish May 2, 2007 and
another to publish 2 May 2007, and machines understand they're the
same date (title="2007-05-02"). Maybe we just need to diversify the
examples in the wiki to make this more clear?
sreynen at integermidwest.com
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