On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:33:07 +0100, [UTF-8?]SaaÅ¡ha Metsärantala wrote
> > # 318 [...] its syntax.
> What about the following syntax? For consistency, I would suggest:
I do not agree.
What does "before 3 Dec 1760" mean? Is it an interval or a specific date?
To my reading it is a specific date: date < 1760-12-03
> instead of
> likewise, I would suggest:
> (replacing "2011-03-10" by the day when the document came to the library
> or archive, etc. or another appropriate day) instead of
Since 1760-12-03 can be the inteval ending with "now" or it can be
date > 1760-12-03
Again to my reading for the "bf." prefix it is a specific date value (a
point} and not an interval.
Albert Einstein was born 03-14-1879
Albert Einstein lived 03-14-1879/04-18-1955
the before and after prefix could be applied to the date of bith but, I
would argue, not the other.
An expression such as Einstein was born between 01-14-1879 and 06-12-1900
is logically correct as a singleton but expressed as an interval would be
Edward C. Zimmermann, NONMONOTONIC LAB