`time` element syntax

David Parsons orc at pell.portland.or.us
Sun Jun 5 19:35:02 EDT 2011

So, you like:

> Waylan Limberg <waylan at gmail.com> wrote:


> That said, I'm going to ignore the 'looks like a link' issue for a

> moment and add that I think I would prefer something like a

> reference syntax with a datetime label:

> Some text [30 May 2011] more text.

> [30 May 2011]: datetime: 2011-05-30T15:00-07:00


> Heck, Waylan, you've done it again. This is extremely readable and

> allows the `pubdate` attribute to be included if desired.

But you don't like:

> David Parsons <orc at pell.portland.or.us> wrote:


> 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.


> This is definitely less ambiguous, but causes the sentence's flow to

> be interrupted.

These are *exactly* the same thing, except for the
trivial difference of using `datetime:` vs `time:` as
the name for the pseudo-protocol. I fail to see how
using `time:` interrupts the sentence flow when
`datetime:` does not.

-david parsons

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