[rfc-i] [IAB] draft-iab-rfcv3-preptool-latest, "5. What the v3 Prep Tool Does"

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Apr 12 07:47:11 PDT 2016

Can we at least normalize the common case (English month names)?  Other values can be allowed, but those will always be detectable as not-useful-for-math very quickly after normalization.

Joe Hildebrand

On 4/11/16, 5:46 AM, "IAB on behalf of Julian Reschke" <iab-bounces at iab.org on behalf of julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

>The editor's copy of the spec says in 
>"Normalize the values of “month” attributes in all <date> elements to 
>numeric values."
>Yet <draft-iab-xml2rfc-03.html#element.date> says:
>"The date information can have prose text for the month or year. For 
>example, vagu"e dates (year="ca. 2000"), date ranges (year="2012-2013"), 
>non-specific months (month="Second quarter") and so on are allowed."
>...so I don't see how rewriting month attributes would be always possible.
>Best regards, Julian

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