Keep pubdate and add moddate
Back in November I wrote a bit about defending the
pubdate attribute in HTML5’s
<time> element which is currently under proposal to be removed from the HTML5 specification.
Well I finally found the time to write a change proposal requesting that the
pubdate attribute remain, and for a
moddate attribute to be added. The
pubdate attribute is already in widespread use, since many WordPress themes already use it. Since that fact alone greatly helped the
<time> element to be reinstated in the HTML5 specification, surely it should carry some weight here too.
Marat Tanalin also recommends keeping the pubdate attribute and also recommends a
moddate type attribute (
pubupdate). I had somehow missed his recommendations.