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Re: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

proleptic gregorian calendar iso 8601
Michael Kay scripsit:

> So what's the accurate value, remembering that XML Schema and ISO 8601
> both use a proleptic Gregorian calendar, and that the ISO 8601 calendar
> includes a year 0 while the XML Schema version does not?

Ah, I missed that last point and was using the 8601 version.  Make it
-44-03-13 for XML Schema (ptui!).  But Walter was making a different,
and to me rather invisible, point: it's inappropriate (he says)
to identify the forward-running AUC calendar with the retrospective
B.C.E. one; indeed, he wants to say that A.D. and C.E. calendars
are derived by different algorithms, although those happen to agree.
I will not say that he is gagging on a mouse and swallowing a camel,
because I don't see the camel.

John Cowan <jcowan@r...>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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