[osis-core] div type="date"
Sat, 24 May 2003 07:16:34 -0700 (MST)
On Sat, 24 May 2003, Patrick Durusau wrote:
> AM/PM works across Christian traditions, might want to have alternatives
> available for before or after sunrise/sunset for Jewish traditions.
sunrise/sunset sorts incorrectly, but the BCE years already break this, so
it seems somewhat secondary. We could pretend "AM/PM" represent
ante-/post-median rather than meridian.
> Don't know that we need BCE dates. For recording time/calendar of say
> medieval prayer book, they probably don't use AM/PM time, we have modern
> equivalents but that is not what you want to encode as part of the
> original text.
BCE is important for timelines, e.g. encoding Bishop Ussher's timeline
from 4004 BCE.
Vigils, Matins, Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, & Compline are the
medieval prayer times. Lauds/Vespers would probably be more precise for
both Sunrise/Sunset and AM/PM, but since no one knows those, I'm not
> >I don't think there's any good reason to constrain people to a particular
> >calendar or even to request them to state the calendar they use.
> Could simply say this is how to do date/time for texts that are bound to
> a particular time. Best Practice. If you do something else, well you
> better say what it is in order for other people to use it. (Another best
This sounds good to me.
One issue I forgot to mention is the practice, with ISO dates of starting
the hour with capital T to mark the transition from date to time, which we
could also adopt, e.g. CE.2003.05.24.T09.14 . If we're doing a work keyed
to times only, it helps us figure out that T09.14 refers to HH.mm rahter