On Sat, August 7, 2010 01:58, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Andy Mabbett <[log in to unmask]>
>> Hi folks,
>> On the WHATWG (HTML5 working group) wiki, to which I referred earlier, I
>> have just sketched a tentative proposal for a "certainty" attribute for
>> the new TIME element:
>> This will allow for "circa" "flourished" and otherwise vague or "fuzzy"
>> dates, as desired by EDTF.
>> Comments and suggestions for improvements would be welcome, here or
> While I definitely think the use case is important, I'm of the very
> strong opinion that an extended data-time format ought to be
> self-contained, and so not rely on format-specific extensions like
> X/HTML attributes. One ought to be able to use the same representation
> in an HTML attribute, or a JSON or RDF value, and losslessly convert
> among them.
> For that reason, I very much prefer the current draft idea in EDTF of
> doing "2000?" or "2000~".
Thank you. I agree that interoperability and standardisation of vocabulary
(not least for the convenience of publishers) are both important. I'm not
precious about the model I prosped, it's more of a satlking horse than
Would you care to reiterate your point in the WHATWG wiki, or shall I
(additional voices will lend weight)?