[tei-council] dating attrs
Syd_Bauman at Brown.edu
Fri Apr 13 08:32:19 EDT 2007
BTW, the development version of the Guidelines (the one which is in
available as HTML at
also has all the new dating attributes in it. Since we all voted on
it, I don't think there is much controversial there, except as listed
below. On the other hand, paying close attention for class errors,
typos, etc., would be helpful.
* Rather than create a new module for ISO dating attributes, I stuck
'em directly into the namesdates module.
* We never decided on the names of the ISO attributes. I called them
etc. My thinking (what little there was) was that it would be nice
if these attributes sorted near their "simple" W3C counterparts.
* We should perhaps discuss how strong the warnings against using
"24:00" and basic formats (i.e., no colons or hyphens in some
cases) should be. Currently the remarks say
<p>For all representations for which ISO 8601 describes both a
<term>basic</term> and an <term>extended</term> format, these
Guidelines recommend use of the extended format.</p>
<p>While ISO 8601 permits the use of both <code>00:00</code> and
<code>24:00</code> to represent midnight, these Guidelines
strongly recommend against the use of <code>24:00</code>. <!-- As
there are only 24 hours in a day, numbered "00" through "23", use
of "24:00" implies a 25th hour, and some software may be confused.
Note that when there is a leap second, it should be indicated
with 23:59:60. --></p>
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