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   Re: [xml-dev] limits of the generic

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Jeni Tennison scripsit:

> The algorithm in the W3C XML Schema Datatypes Recommendation adds the
> year/month component first (which would give 2005-02-29), then "pins"
> the result of that to give a legal date (i.e. 2005-02-28), and then
> adds the day and time components of the duration (to give the final
> answer of 2005-03-01).

Which Astonishes me (as in Principle of Least Astonishment).  I would
have expected a year after 2-29 to be 3-1.

There are financial-calculation systems out there that think all months
are 30 days long, and make years either 365 or even 360 days.

No, you can't win.


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