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Re: [ISO8601] Re: questions about time intervals

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  • ivy19991231@softhome.net
    Yes. That would make sense for, say a conference taking place traditionally showing 10 -- 11 January, 2004 to mean both days and ISO notation being
    Message 1 of 35 , Aug 19, 2004
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      Yes. That would make sense for, say a conference taking place
      traditionally showing 10 -- 11 January, 2004 to mean both days and ISO
      notation being 2004-01-10/2004-01-11 or 2004-01-10--2004-01-11. I prefer to
      never truncate and always use a double hyphen to indicate a range of dates,
      as ambiguity can start with other ways (using a solidus as a range marker
      can confuse people who are used to traditional date formats and truncating
      can result in ambiguity, particularly when full dates aren't used to begin
      with (like using 2004-06/09 or 2004-06--09 to mean 'June -- September, 2004').

      At 2004-08-19 13:37 (UTC-0700), you wrote:

      >I would have to argue that is contrary to common usage and would confuse
      >people. Consider a two day conference, described in text as January 10-11.
      >An ISO description would be 2004-01-10/2004-01-11 or perhaps
      >2004-01-10/-11 and I don't think anyone would expect it to end at a jiffy
      >past midnight on the 11th.
      >
      >Also your interpretation would make the time span specified by
      >2004-01-10/2004-01-11 equivalent to the period specified by just the date
      >2004-01-10, or do you contend that date only refers to the instant
      >2004-01-10T00:00:00?
      >
      >I think that the standard is clear that a date in absence of a time refers
      >to the 24 hour period that day consists of.
      >
      >(Of course, the fact I argue that doesn't mean I'm right, but to me it
      >seems more logical)
    • ivy19991231@softhome.net
      Whoa! Braille varies by country too?
      Message 35 of 35 , Sep 12, 2004
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        Whoa! Braille varies by country too?

        At 2004-09-12 04:48 (UTC-0700), you wrote:


        >Yes, sign languages (and braille!) vary by country...
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