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[goodrelations] shop opening times - different times for different days in the week, and non-standard times for specific dates?

Ben Dougall ben at hdbatik.co.uk
Wed Oct 6 16:49:25 CEST 2010


I can see the standard examples of opening times which show how to 
state Mon-Fri opening times, then Sat opening times.

Three questions further to the standard example, relating to opening 

How should it be done if you have varying times for weekdays? Say 
you've got these opening times:

Monday: 8am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 1pm
Thursday: 8am - 5.30pm
Friday: 8am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 8am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

So Mon, Tue, Thu are the same as each other.
Wed and Sat are the same as each other.
Then there's Fri.

I want to make code which outputs the correct RDF data based on opening 
times supplied to the system, so I need to know the general rules for 
how the days should be grouped/marked up depending on whether they have 
the same or different opening times as other days.

How should opening times which differ to the standard/default times for 
a specific date be specified? For example, for a bank holiday, which 
are usually on Mondays, so that would be closed on a specific Monday. 
How would that be specified? Presumably specific date specifications 
over-ride the standard/default Mon-Sun times?

Do any of the search engines use the opening times info to any visible 
effect yet? Is there anything else using opening times info at the 

Thanks, Ben.

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