HTML5 Time Element is No More

Ian Hickson decided it’d be a good idea to do away with the HTML5 time element and replace it with the more generic data element. Bad idea in my opinion, but OK.

A couple days after that decision was made, the W3C added the time element back to HTML5.
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Webmonkey explains some issues with how the time element is currently outlined:

While Hicksonโ€™s move to toss time out was probably premature, there are nevertheless some problems with

I’m just glad to have the time element back. HTML5Press uses the time element in a number of places, pretty much every place a time or date is shown. I was not looking forward to going through and replacing time with data. Looks like I won’t have to now!

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