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Subject: [ebxml-dev] Re: [ISO8601] ISO 8601 references in W3C specifications

I agree with Aron hence the need to provide a simple structured templates for
SME software developers that they can incorporate in their software application 

This applies to not only dates but also:

1	Organisation communication channels
2	Organisation physical location
3	Individual communication channels
4	Individual physical location

1	Information relating to the name and communication channels of any 	
	eg	Tel
	ref http://www.oic.org/3d1.htm

2	Information relating to a person and their communications channels within 
	that 	organisation
	eg	Tel

3	Address details for physical delivery or personal visits

These are the type of utilities that should be provided by the ebXML 
Repositories for SME software developers.

They should also be used by the IT departments so that the SMEs can 
send and receive the appropriate e-business information 

Stephen GOULD 

On 26 Feb 02, at 10:45, Aron Roberts wrote:

> Tex Texin wrote:
> >AHA, I just found an old e-mail that lists a number of w3c and related
> >standards that reference 8601:
> >(Extracted from an email from Aron Roberts. I am not sure if this mail
> >isnt in turn an extract from somewhere else.)
> >
> >    Some examples -- which include working drafts and other
> >'recommendation-track' documents at various stages -- include:
> >
> >    - XML Schema Datatypes
> >      http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2
> >
> >    - Resource Description Framework (RDF),
> >      via the optional incorporation of Dublin Core metadata
> >      (as per the discussion in section 7.4)
> >      http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/
> >
> >[... many others omitted here in the interest of brevity ...]
>    This message that Tex cited, including the rather bold opinions 
> below, is entirely mine, and thus I'm solely responsible for any 
> inaccuracies and mistaken prognostications ;-).
> >    The inclusion of XML Schema, RELAX, and TREX on this list is of
> >considerable significance.  These are the three leading,
> >next-generation schema languages for describing eXtensible Markup
> >Language (XML) document types.
> >
> >    If present trends hold, a significant portion of the world's
> >structured data will at some point in its transmission, use, or
> >storage be marked up in XML.  By implication, dates and times
> >appearing in XML documents or data streams -- and which are
> >explicitly defined by one of these schema languages as date- or
> >time-related elements or attributes -- would thus need to conform to
> >datatypes derived from ISO 8601.
>    Essentially, I'm predicting that XML -- more than any other effort 
> or technological development -- will be the driving force behind 
> widespread 'real world' adoption of ISO 8601 date and time formats. 
> We'll see if this comes to pass ...
> Aron Roberts  Workstation Software Support Group . 221 Evans Hall
>                University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3808 USA
>                aron@socrates.berkeley.edu . +1 510-642-5974 . fax 510-643-5385
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