On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 14:55 -0500, Paul Schaffner wrote:
> Am I right in thinking that the W3C date formats can
> indicate precision only when the precision is relatively
> high? I.e., there is no way designate dating precision
> only to the decade (like MARC's clumsy "198u") or century
I think you're right. I don't believe there's any way to refer to a
decade or century in W3C format.
In ISO 8601 this is possible ("198" and "19", respectively), but the W3C
date format (really a profile of ISO 8601) is deliberately restricted to
require 4 year digits.
No problem though, since there are also a set of TEI date attributes for
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