731Re: Time-intervals in ISO 8601
- Jan 16, 2004You don't seem to state a point. But it seems to me that simply
leaving out the end timepoint would serve the purpose.
--- In ISO8601@yahoogroups.com, "jusjih" <jus168jih@s...> wrote:
> Two dates separated by a solidus as in ISO 8601 or a hyphen or the
> like imply a time-interval with known start and end. It may be used
> for anniversaries of something, such as 1776--2001 for the 225th
> anniversary of the United States. However, when it is used for
> somebody, it usually means the dates of birth AND death of a
> such as Anita MUI Yim-fong (1963--2003 or 1963-10-10--2003-12-30 to
> be precise) who recently died in Hong Kong.
> ISO 8601 does not include a time-interval with known start but
> unknown end. As a double hyphen may be used in place of a solidus,
> the date of birth of former US President Ronald Wilson Reagan may
> written as something like 1911-02-06-- (with no definite end as he
> alive). It is not ISO 8601-compliant. See also my
> http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/knightrider.html#74 for another
> example showing time-intervals with or without known ends.
> P.S. My http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/num-iso8601.html is to be
> split to 5 pages:
> Formats and examples of ISO 8601 annotated in 3 languages are now
> http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/iso8601.html (reinstated URL)
> Numbers, Dates and Time in English (en), French (fr) and Chinese
> are now at:
> http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/numbers.html (en)
> http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/nombres.html (fr)
> http://www.geocities.com/jusjih/shu.html (zh)
> For dates and time, these pages also use ISO 8601 whole showing how
> to read them in 3 languages.
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