`time` element syntax
orc at pell.portland.or.us
Thu Jun 2 10:54:35 EDT 2011
On Jun 2, 2011, at 2:08 AM, David Chambers wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I expect that the response to this post will be "we don't need such
> a thing", but humour me for a moment by pretending that in fact we do.
> HTML5 added a number of new tags to the mix, but arguably the most
> significant is the `time` element. It associates a machine-readable
> timestamp with a human-readable string (e.g. `<time
> datetime="2011-05-30T15:00-07:00">30 May 2011</time>`).
> I would love to be able to write something like `[30 May 2011]
That looks like it would be a good place for a pseudo-protocol:
[two days ago](time:2011-05-30T15:00-07:00 "May 30th, if you care")
This would have the advantage of being fairly unambiguous, instead
of superimposing a magic time string over the existing linkyformat.
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