Simply Jonathan

Making `time` Safe for Historians 

Extensive research by Peter-Paul Koch on the complications with HTML5’s draft spec for the time element on the subject of historical dates.

Of course, HTML5 actually has a solution for this: don’t. They are very specific about time not being available for pre-Gregorian dates, but ppk’s proposal is interesting nonetheless, and I believe it is well worth considering adding the calendar attribute to time, and being somewhat flexible about the input. The problem with flexible input is of course that people misuse it.

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.