Re: Date/time tag??

Steve Heaney <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1993 16:22:45 +0200
From: Steve Heaney <>
Message-id: <>
Subject: Re: Date/time tag??
Status: RO

Could I suggest the following form for within documents ?

<date normalised="1993-05-01T15:30:00">May 1, 1993</date>

i.e. the user can put the date/time to be displayed in any desired form, 
but a normalised form is added as an optional attribute.  (The normalised 
date here is not in RFC 822 form but the idea's the same).

One problem with this, however, is that it needs its own tag and cannot 
be a logical role of the <em> tag.  (This problem may arise for other 
elements which are currently coded as role attributes.)