Well I meant in general it won't sort, 2000-12 and 2000-24, bad example, but
how about 2000-12 and 2000-21? 2000-21 is before 2000-12 but it will sort
From: Discussion of the Developing Date/Time Standards
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward C. Zimmermann
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Subject: Re: [DATETIME] seasons
On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:05:08 -0500, Ray Denenberg wrote
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bruce D'Arcus
> > So I need a way to describe the cover date for a periodical issue in
> > ways facilitate two things:
> > 1. sorting a bibliography reliably by date (vis-avis other entries that
> > may have a month date)
> Bruce, I suppose I'm still confused about the requirement. I take
> it that you have periodicals of two distinct periodicities: monthly
> and seasonal. Sorting by month isn't a problem since there already
> is a sortable month format, e.g. '2000-12'. And if we allowed '2000-
> 21' as a seasonal expression then you could sort on that. However
> it seems (from above) like you want to sort bibliographies where
> some members are monthly and others are seasonal. That's not going
> to sort with this scheme.
But, of course, it'll sort.
Dec is in the 4th quarter/season.
2000-12 and 2000-24 would be viewed as equiv. in a sort (need to always use
the least fine precision of the two being compared).
Its really no different from sorting things when sometimes one has day of
month, sometimes not, sometimes even just year.
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