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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: RFE: Date Format

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on Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 10:00:36AM +1030, David Lloyd (lloy0076@rebel.net.a=
u) wrote:
> Hi There!
> > Wouldn't that be a role of date?
> Role as in an attribute "role"? Possibly....
> > There are several problems with calendars in general (sorry, prior life
> > as a data analyst dealing with time and dates).
> <snip>
> That is all very interesting but it doesn't solve the original problem.
> The original problem was that noone could work out what 1/4/2000 (for
> example) means...if you pass the problem to a localised stylesheet then
> you can help avoid the cultural differences.

Actually, it does address the problem if:

  - Calendar and era are defined.
  - Localizations are defined.
  - Rules for applying localizations to calendar and era to produce
    display formats are defined.

> > generalized.  Defaults could be "CE" and "Gregorian", and stylesheets
> > could translate formats into appropriate display formats.
> Agreed, though I don't like this CE term :-)

There are apparently some folks out there who object to Anno Domini, for
what might be called religious reasons.

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