[rfc-i] dates, was: Comments on draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-06

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu May 1 02:56:06 PDT 2014

On 2014-05-01 03:06, Elwyn Davies wrote:
> ...
> s2.16: I am still not sure where the specification of a "vague date"
> would be provided since hard and limited specifications are provided for
> day/month/year.  Could it be the content text if none of day/month/year
> are provided (but illegal for the document itself)?

There are two cases (boilerplate and reference). The fixed format 
applies to the boilerplate, the vague one to references.

> s2.16.2: I (still) don't see why the month can't be alternatively
> specified as a month number (possibly easier for non mother tongie
> authors).  Your argument that this was a style issue doesn't seem to
> hold water, since the formatter can map from numbers just as easily if
> that is what the style requires.

It's this way in existing processors. We could extend it for v3, but I'm 
not sure that introducing a second way to achieve the same thing is a win.

Best regards, Julian

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