I notice the proposal uses '/' for a date range,
and '-' as a date component separator. Unfortunately,
I think this is the reverse of what most "humans"
(at least in the US) expect. I.e. traditionally when
humans write dates, '/' is used as a separator while '-'
is commonly uses for ranges. For compatibility reasons we're
stuck with using '-' as a separator, but please don't use
'/' for ranges. Somebody reading:
is going to assume that means 2004 *or* 2006.
A suggestion: Use two dots, as in '..'. For example:
Alternatively, the specification could use 3 dots, which is
traditional in mathematics, but there is precedence for using 2 dots:
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