[uf-dev] floating time

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Jun 7 16:37:28 PDT 2006

I've started working on the hCalendar test suite and have a question.

In X2V, all datetime's are converted to UTC, even if no timezone  
offset was specified. It seems that if the publisher didn't specify  
an offset, it would be better to treat this datetime as a floating  
time. From section 4.3.5 of RFC 2445:

>    The date with local time form is simply a date-time value that does
>    not contain the UTC designator nor does it reference a time  
> zone. For
>    example, the following represents Janurary 18, 1998, at 11 PM:
>      DTSTART:19980118T230000
>    Date-time values of this type are said to be "floating" and are not
>    bound to any time zone in particular.

I can't seem to find any previous discussion on the wiki or maillist  
list that indicates that floating-time date-times are prohibited, so  
I wanted to check first, before going ahead with the test cases.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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