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Comment #00269 - Expand definition of <year> - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 269
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Laura Randall
2013-05-22 05:11:42
The definition of <year> is:
Numerical, 4-digit year.

This seems an inadequate definition since @calendar was added to accommodate non-Gregorian years.
Submitter Proposed Solution
Please expand the definition of the year element.
Jeffrey Beck
2013-11-27 11:10:56

Thank you for your comment. The JATS Standing Committe has addressed your request. Non-normative supporting materials including schemas with these additions in place should be available soon.

The Standing Committee's recommendation is:

• The definition of <year> will read, “Representation, usually numerical, of a calendar year.”


• An <era> element will be added to all date-like models, such as <date>, <date-in-citation>, and <pub-date>.


• The @iso-9601-date attribute will be defined as:
     "A machine-processable, ISO 8601 formatted date value
     (“YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss”) for a JATS date-specific element, whether date be specified as text, an ISO date,
     a partial date, or as any other date format. If the date given in the content of the element is in a non-Gregorian
     calendar, this attribute will hold the Gregorian calendar equivalent of that date."