From: Peter Ilieve (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 21 2005 - 05:16:36 CST
On 20 Oct 2005, at 22:40, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> I lead the Joda-Time open-source project to provide a date and time
> library for the Java programming language - http://joda-
> A recent initiative has been to build upon our foundation datetime
> classes to provided a much needed holiday library for Java. ...
I can't say I've noticed the clamour for such a thing. :-)
> We have so far developed a very *rough* first draft XML structure
> for the data. I have attached the DTD and the data for the UK that
> I have so far gathered to act as an example.
I think you're on a hiding to nothing with this. You include example
for Scotland. Are you aware that places in Scotland have their own local
holidays? Years ago when I was living in England I went to Skye on
and wondered why the shops in Portree were closed when I went to buy
some supplies. I was amazed to discover it was a Portree local holiday.
To get an idea of the scale of the problem have a look at the Scottish
Courts website at <http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/index.asp>. Use the map
at the right to open a few windows for specific regions. Follow the
opening times and local holidays links. Compare the lists of dates
the court is closed. About the only common dates are Easter, Christmas
Peter Ilieve email@example.com
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