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Re: limits of the generic


Re:  limits of the generic
Jeni Tennison scripsit:

> The algorithm in the W3C XML Schema Datatypes Recommendation adds the
> year/month component first (which would give 2005-02-29), then "pins"
> the result of that to give a legal date (i.e. 2005-02-28), and then
> adds the day and time components of the duration (to give the final
> answer of 2005-03-01).

Which Astonishes me (as in Principle of Least Astonishment).  I would
have expected a year after 2-29 to be 3-1.

There are financial-calculation systems out there that think all months
are 30 days long, and make years either 365 or even 360 days.

No, you can't win.

*sigh*

-- 
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that men are nothing but horn-dogs,             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
and that women only want them for their money.  http://www.reutershealth.com
        --Susan McCarthy (adapted)              jcowan@r...

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