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Datatype for timespans
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When it comes to birthdates frequently it's possible to know that a person might be born between 1750 and 1850. Currently it's only possible to record such a value with a precision of thousand years. If it would be possible to state a timespan it would be much better.

The same goes for events where we know that a person was age X at year Y. In those cases we know their age with more precision than a decade and it would be good to state it with that precision.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 26 2016, 2:14 PM

I think the current approach with qualifiers (P1319 and P1326) works good, but it could always be better.