Re: [ISO8601] Re: Fraction of days, hours, minutes, seconds.
- In a message dated 10/2/2006 1:06:45 P.M. Central Daylight Time, PIEBALDconsult@... writes:
Just because some authority says it's base-60 doesn't make it so. (I
thought the W3C site said so, but I can't find it now, still looking.)
Question Authority!If appears most of the world uses the word base.I prefer to adjust than try to change the world.hjw
> Probably another way to solve the Leap Second issue would be to adoptWhich might be required, after all the concept "leap second" is pretty
> a new leap second scheme for decimal days, if decimal days becomes a
> common representation of parts of a day in the future.
much hour/minute/second-centric. But I doubt we could get the IERS to
also define leap-thousandths.
This sort of thing may be why ISO 8601 hesitates to support fractional
days. And why W3C shuns leap seconds.