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Michael Kay scripsit:
> So what's the accurate value, remembering that XML Schema and ISO 8601
> both use a proleptic Gregorian calendar, and that the ISO 8601 calendar
> includes a year 0 while the XML Schema version does not?
Ah, I missed that last point and was using the 8601 version. Make it
-44-03-13 for XML Schema (ptui!). But Walter was making a different,
and to me rather invisible, point: it's inappropriate (he says)
to identify the forward-running AUC calendar with the retrospective
B.C.E. one; indeed, he wants to say that A.D. and C.E. calendars
are derived by different algorithms, although those happen to agree.
I will not say that he is gagging on a mouse and swallowing a camel,
because I don't see the camel.
John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen, http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith. --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_