`abbr` for machine-readable microformat dates explained (was: Markdown and the hCal microformat)

A. Pagaltzis pagaltzis at gmx.de
Thu Aug 3 15:26:18 EDT 2006

* Milian Wolff <mail at milianw.de> [2006-08-03 21:20]:

> I don't get the semantics of this markup - <abbr> stands for

> abbrevations!

The idea is that a human-readable time is an abbreviated form of
the full datetime. So you I something like

<abbr class="dtstart" title="2006-08-03T21:22:44+0200">now</abbr>

the idea being that I used “now” as a human-readable shorthand
form for 2006-08-03T21:22:44+0200. (I’m not sure about the exact
format required for the title attribute.)

I dither between considering this is an extremely clever
application of semantics or an ugly hack.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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