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At 11:38 AM 6/11/2002 -0500, Jeff Rafter wrote:
>There were arguments against the date types before and after the rec was
>released (myself included). At the time, I think the argument was that ISO
>8601 was the only thing that claimed to be an international date standard
>(though most people understand international in this case = western). Is
>there a better date format that is widely used that would have been better?
>XML Schema could have created a whole new type-- but I think that would have
>garnered even more resistance.
I'd have emphasized and supported local understandings of dates rather than
enforcing a particular notation. That runs counter to the "we will decide,
you will use" approach of XSD, of course.
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