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

Elwyn Davies elwynd at folly.org.uk
Fri May 2 07:55:02 PDT 2014


On Fri, 2014-05-02 at 09:30 -0400, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor)
wrote:

> I'm not sure I see the value in adding support for numbers to represent
> months, requiring the processor to convert the numbers to names.  

Well, it's not exactly the most costly piece of code one might ever
write!  Since the processor will have to have a list of month names to
check against...

No big deal either way.

/Elwyn


> If a
> particular author is coming from a region that uses the Gregorian
> calendar but has different names for the months, that's one of the
> easier things to translate (and they're having to write in English for
> the document in any case).  If a particular author is coming from a
> region that does not use the Gregorian calendar, then I imagine both
> names and numbers will require an equal amount of additional thought.
> 
> -Heather
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