I agree with the broad consensus that this is certainty rather than
precision, but I'm wondering what you're supposed to do if (for
instance) you're absolutely certain that it's 'notBefore' 1598 but
only making an educated guess that it's 'notAfter' 1615.
Quoting Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>:
> Martin Holmes wrote:
> > So, where I used to use something like this:
> > <date notBefore="1598" notAfter="1615" precision="low"></date>
> > meaning "we're just taking a guess really, but our best guess would
> > that it's between 1598 and 1615", how would I express that with the
> > current attributes?
> smells like @cert to me: "signifies the degree of certainty
> with the
> intervention or interpretation". As James says, "1598" vs "1598-01"
> the precision.
> Sebastian Rahtz
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