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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Where does the "nothing left but toolkits" myth come f

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On Sunday 13 February 2005 05:33 pm, Ronald Bourret wrote:

> For example, French geneological data might represent dates from the
> Napoleonic period using the Napoleonic calendar; since this is how the
> data is originally recorded, it should probably be continued to be
> represented that way, even though these dates can be converted to modern
> date systems.
> Similarly, a transcription of notes written by a criminal suspect might
> include dates in a particular format. Since this format might be a clue
> to the suspect's nationality or background, changing the format would
> mean losing information.

ditto for the Hebrew calendar... very old.. also some other old ones, Chinese,
Ethiopian and Indian calendars..

There are just a few other ones to think about...


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