On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:19:22 -0500, Ray Denenberg wrote
> From: Bruce D'Arcus
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:33 PM
> > >> It depends, I guess, on whether you are seeking to define a format
> > >> for user input or for interchange among
> > >
> > > I see the goal as both.
> > For the record, I don't; I think the former should be out of scope. If
> > we try to do too much, we will certainly fail.
But even our ISO 8601 is keyed to user imput as it is by
design readable. It makes it also easier for simple clients.
> I agree with Bruce on this point. We have no mandate to standardize
> a format for user input. A standard for user input might be useful
ISO 8601 is, in fact, a standard format for user input. Its
one among many. What we are designing here is an extension,
viz. a standard also suitable for user input. Our goal is not
to design the "ideal"--- as if there was such a beast-- format
for user input but its a format none-the-less and with the
features and extensions we have proposed it shall be, if it
meets the demands for data interchange we have set upon us
also provide a functionally richer it not superior user format...
> (or might not) but it probably should be a separate effort.
Edward C. Zimmermann, NONMONOTONIC LAB