On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 10:26:37AM -0500, Youn Noh wrote:
> Apparently, 0000 will eventually be allowed for 1 BCE and xs:dateTime may
> be truncated:
thanks. there i read:
D.3.2 No Year Zero
The year "0000" is an illegal year value.
D.3.3 More Than 9999 Years
To accommodate year values greater than 9999, more than four digits
are allowed in the year representations of dateTime, date, gYearMonth,
and gYear. This follows [ISO 8601:2000 Second Edition].
this implies that 9999 is considered a real value, not code to mean
i think that the restriction to ISO 8601 for these dates is akin to
being asked in a court of law "have you stopped beating your wife
yet?" and only being permitted to answer yes or no.