[rdfweb-dev] advocating use of rdf:ID / rdf:about attributes on foaf:Person tags

Jonathan Greensted jonathan.greensted at sentient.co.uk
Tue Aug 19 05:09:14 UTC 2003

I vote for <birthday/> eg. the day of your birth in standard xml date format.

IMHO, the only risk is people don't correctly use the year value but 
presentation layer code should deal with that problem.  eg. ask for birthday 
and age then match them to create a confirm the correct value.

It also allows you to include a time element for those of us who care about 
what time we were born.


Quoting Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org>:

> On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 03:55:26AM -0000, Jim Ley wrote:
> > For your birthDate, I think you need to specify more than "normally in
> ..."
> > because that's not really useful unless we can rely on it to actually be
> in
> > that format, specifying ISO 8601 would make more sense.
> Given previously-voiced concerns, we'd probably want to have birthDay 
> (mm-dd) and birthYear (yyyy). We'd also want to settle on one particular
> profile of ISO 8601 (e.g., do we include separators such as the hyphens 
> between month and day?). Possibly even time of day.
> Peter
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