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Subject: Re: [David Lloyd <lloy0076@rebel.net.au>] Request for Enhancement -DATEElement

Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Eduardo Gutentag <eduardo.gutentag@eng.sun.com> was heard to say:
> | Since I'm not supposed to send mail directly to the tc, I'll bug you.
> Oh, please, post to the TC list, Eduardo :-)

Thank you, I will....

> | What is this supposed to solve that a stylesheet can't?
> Stylesheets aren't particularly good at dealing with text strings.
> And dates really are structured values.
> What should a stylesheet do with <date>20001211</date>,
> <date>11 Dec 2000</date>, <date>11/12/2000</date>,
> <date>12/11/2000</date>, and <date>2000-12-11</date>?

If by the above, you mean all those variations in the same set of
documents, I'd have to ask what are all those variations doing in
the same set of documents... Otherwise, I don't think it would be
too hard to write stylesheets to deal with them.
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