El 08/06/2012 19:33, Ethan Gruber escribió:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">Hi Holly,

BC dates can be represented as negative numbers according to ISO 8601.  The text node of unitdate can have anything in it, so your last example is what I would recommend doing (2000-2010 is misleading when you actually mean 2000 BC).  The era attribute is probably unnecessary.  Keep in mind that years have to be four digits, so 300 BC needs to be -0300 in the @normal.

Ethan

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Holly Deakyne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
My date range is from 2000BCE-2010CE. I'm using a form to create the
XML, but this form does not support BCE dates so it has to be edited
by hand.


This is what the XML looks like now:

<unitdate type="inclusive" label="Dates:" encodinganalog="245$f"
normal="2000/2010" era="ce" calendar="gregorian">2000-2010</unitdate>



Would I do this?

<unitdate type="inclusive" label="Dates:" encodinganalog="245$f"
normal="2000/2010" era="bce/ce"
calendar="gregorian">2000-2010</unitdate>


Or also add a negative:

<unitdate type="inclusive" label="Dates:" encodinganalog="245$f"
normal="-2000/2010" era="bce/ce"
calendar="gregorian">2000-2010</unitdate>


Could I add to the text:

<unitdate type="inclusive" label="Dates:" encodinganalog="245$f"
normal="-2000/2010" era="bce/ce" calendar="gregorian">2000 BCE-2010
CE</unitdate>




Mostly I think the era is wrong. How would I state this? Break it up
into two somehow?


thank you,
Holly Deakyne