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Re: atoms, molecules

At 02:55 PM 4/17/01 -0700, Kohsuke KAWAGUCHI wrote:
> > > How would you define 24hours=1day, or 2minutes < 150 seconds in your
> > > atom/molecule model?
> >
> > Ah, if only!  But some days are *not* 24h, but rather 24h0m1s long.
>I think that's one of the motivation of Simon. If you have to take leap
>second into account, then it would be better if you can create it from
>atoms, instead of pushing your requirement into the part 2 spec.
>In that way, many different calendar type can be creatable. It's much
>simpler and better than creating one monolithic mighty-powerful date

That's _exactly_ what I'm hoping to reach, though I'm still in the very 
beginning stages of the journey.

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
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