On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:56:33 -0400, Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote
> Having said that, I am not sure it is accurate to say "both represent a
> year" (even though that's what the spec currently implies); more accurate, I
Correct they don't. See my discussion on intervals and points in temporal
space (link below)..
> think, is that '196x' represents "an event that occurred sometime during the
> 1960s" and '196u' represents "an event that occurred during some year in the
> 1960s, which may or may not be filled in later". We will likely revisit
> this during the next phase, but I am not going to attempt to revise or
> correct it now. However, I reiterate, anyone who does not find this
> distinction meaningful should ignore 'x' and use 'u'.
> > >> You might want to look through the archive of the email discussion on
> > this.
> > I will try. It would be great if you can give some hint (approximately
> > it was discussed).
> Well to start, go to: http://listserv.loc.gov/cgi-bin/wa?S1=datetime and in
> the search box enter '196x'. You'll get a long list of messages relevant to
> this subject.
Edward C. Zimmermann, NONMONOTONIC LAB/BSn