On 01/26/2010 12:11 PM, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote:
> Well, the fundamental premise of this work is compatibility with ISO
> 8601, thus any feature that is part of this dateTime spec, which is also
> a feature of 8601, should be compatible with 8601. ISO 8601 uses hyphens
> as separators and slash for range, so if you want to argue against them,
> you'll first need to argue against the basic premise of compatibility
> with ISO 8601.
Most of the time following a flawed standard is better than creating a
new one, I agree, as long as the flaws aren't fatal. And I'm not
going to argue that using '/' for ranges is a fatal flaw - just a very
annoying one, since it should have been possible to come up with a
machine-readable syntax that would be (IMO) less awful for humans.
Alas. What is done is done.
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