[uf-discuss] Date-time formats in hCalendar

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Aug 23 19:15:46 PDT 2006

I've noticed that RFC2445 requires the date-time format to have no punctuation, eg. 


The  hCalendar examples on http://microformats.org/wiki/hcalendar#Example have 
punctuation, eg. 


which is more like RFC3339 (and better for both humans and machines, IMHO -- the 
timezone descriptors in RFC2445 are awful!)

This appears to be a deliberate hCalendar design decision, according to Note 4 in  
http://microformats.org/wiki/hcalendar#Human_vs._Machine_readable  On the other hand, 
the examples on http://microformats.org/wiki/hcalendar-examples have no punctuation.

Is it correct to say that the hCalendar date-time format is specified by RFC3339? If 
so, I'd like to amend the Wiki pages to explicitly state the correct hCalendar date-
time format, referencing RFC3339.

Also, there is a scarcity of examples with times on the hCalendar page -- I'd like to 
add at least one meeting example with a start and end time.

Finally, there's a bunch of "@todo" items on the examples page.  If no-one else is 
working on those I could whip up a few.


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