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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: Current date?

At 09:48 04/04/2003 +0100, Norman Walsh wrote:

>Except for some special circumstances, I think dating documents with
>the date they were formatted is not very useful. It tends to make two
>documents appear to be different even if they were simply formatted on
>two different days.
>My own approach to the "today's date" versioning problem is to use a
>CVS $Date$ somewhere. That way it's automatically updated whenever I
>checkin a new version of a document.

Which does somewhat restrict its utility Norm?
I could say the say for an emacs timestamp, but that's equally

When you do move to 2.0 I'd be happy to support a more generally
applicable date stamp as being the formatting time.

regards DaveP

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