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Re: Extended Date/Time Format DRAFT specification for review through December 6

From:

"Edward C. Zimmermann" <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion of the Developing Date/Time Standards <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:50:50 +0100

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On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:36:41 -0500, Bruce D'Arcus wrote
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> I notice that the current EDTF draft lists seasons (Spring, Summer,
> etc.) as "features that have been mentioned during development of
> this specification but have not been included." Why is this the case?
>
> The use case is periodical issues that often have cover dates such as
> "Summer, 2000" or "Spring/Summer, 1999".
>
> Bruce

The official start of Summer in Australia is December 1st and ends at the end
of Feb or early March. They use a meteorological definition. In the United
States, by contrast, Summer spans from the Summer Solstice to Fall Equinox
(20/21 June to 22/23 September). In Ireland Summer starts 1 May--- 1 month
before the meteorological start.

The sentence "Summer, 2000" is thus not well defined. One would need to say
"Where".

--

Edward C. Zimmermann, NONMONOTONIC LAB
Basis Systeme netzwerk, Munich Ges. des buergerl. Rechts
Office Leo (R&D):
  Leopoldstrasse 53-55, D-80802 Munich,
  Federal Republic of Germany
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