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.