[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 05:12:18 UTC 2003


Since you refuse to state your exact birthday I've decided to send you an 
eCard every day to celebrate your daily aging.

You mentioned you didn't like cards or presents so I can confirm that the 
eCards will be purely virtual and hence don't really exist.

Happy 19th August, Jim.


Quoting Jim Ley <jim at jibbering.com>:

> "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?).
> I like the flexibility ISO8601 gives, it allows us to not give the year, or
> even not give the date, so we're free to leave out anything we want, and
> still be an ISO8601 - I might be happy to give out my year of birth, but as
> I'm extremely adverse to birthday cards/presents* I don't want to give out
> my actual date.  I'd say the calendar date format, which I don't believe has
> any ambiguity would be appropriate.
> (although it might be better to just use the RDF calendar stuff, and
> whatever that uses, hopefully Libby or someone will pop-up now.)
> Jim.
> * This is actually true, I detest recieving presents/cards.
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