On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Denenberg, Ray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Please may I have opinions on whether these use cases justify the additional complexity, particularly from those of you who have commented that the feature adds too much complexity.
I'm really concerned about a workable spec: one that is likely to see
wide support not only in a variety of data formats, but also in
related software libraries, UIs, etc.
I originally supported questionable dates, but I do not support adding
them to a level of detail that conflicts with the above goals.
So, I would support a single trailing "?" that applies to a valid ISO
date representation*, but think allowing it to be applied to any
component within that goes too far because it fundamentally changes
ISO dates (not sure I put that well, but hope you get the idea).
* e.g., any of these seem reasonable to me:
2000? (an uncertain year)
2000-03? (an uncertain year-month)
2000-03-04? (an uncertain year-month-day)
2000-04?/2003-05 (a range with an uncertain begin year-month)
... while these do not: