Hi Bruce - to address two of your points:
1. "what are the requirements driving further development of the format?"
This listserv was created in part to gather requirements. That, at least
during the initial phase, is what this discussion is for.
2. "I would suggest that compatibility with the W3C date-time standard
should be a high priority."
Could you elaborate on what you mean by "the W3C date-time standard". Do
you mean W3CDTF? One of the (implicit) assumptions behind this effort is
that edtf will be compatible with (i.e. a superset of) W3CDTF.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce D'Arcus" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:50 PM
Subject: [DATETIME] goals, requirements
> Just joined the list, Am a scholar and author of the Citation Style
> Language (CSL), an open XML language for describing citation and
> bibliographic styling.
> My interest in EDTF is using it primarily in RDF to encode data, and
> then to use that to feed to CSL processes for processing (sorting,
> formatting, etc.).
> So as I look through the archives, I'm prompted to ask a basic
> question: what are the requirements driving further development of the
> I guess I would suggest that compatibility with the W3C date-time
> standard should be a high priority, and that requirements related to
> that standard (about ease of processing and such) should also drive
> development of EDTF.