`time` element syntax

Waylan Limberg waylan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 21:57:32 EDT 2011

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 8:35 PM, David Chambers
<david.chambers.05 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Michel Fortin <michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:


>> I'd tend to go for something even simpler:


>>        Some text 30 May 2011 more text.




>>        *[30 May 2011]: 2011-05-30 15:00 -07:00


>> Basically, why do we need to force brackets in the text at all? Also, why

>> force the writer to use 'T' as a time separator and strictly follow to the

>> rules of HTML date syntax? It's much more readable without the 'T'.

>> Reformatting it to HTML's liking should be pretty trivial.


> I love this idea. I'm unfamiliar with PHP Markdown Extra's abbreviation

> syntax (I'll read up on it); building upon an established convention sounds

> very sensible to me.

I'll have to say I like this as well. It hadn't occurred to me that
like the abbreviation syntax, we don't need to mark up the text at

Regarding the time v. datetime, I picked datetime because that is the
name of the html attribute the same value would be assigned to. But
time is certainly shorter. Maybe you won't need either as Michel

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