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Re: ordinal date (2011-038) and week date (2011-W06-1)

While I think it's nice that some date standard have these (in this
case, ISO 8601), I can't really come up with a use case in a
bibliographic world that requires them.

I'm happy, perhaps even eager, to see them go.


> >  205 Year and ordinal day. Why is this needed? If the requirement
> > is to record a particular date, that date can be recorded in
> > yyyy-mm-dd form, no? When does the requirement arise to record it
> > in ordinal form?
> > 
> >  207 Week date. Same question; when and why is it a requirement
> > to record a date using this notation rather than the yyyy-mm-dd
> > notation?
> 
> It's been my intention to take some of these questionable
> "requirements" and challenge them before the spec is finalized
> (i.e. before the end of this phase). I can't cite a use case for
> either of these two. Can anyone?
> 
> And if there are others you would like to list that would be
> useful.