[uf-discuss] all day events

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 8 16:55:35 PST 2006

On Feb 8, 2006, at 2:27 AM, Mark Mansour wrote:

> Hi,
> I've written about my experience with dates and datetimes whilst
> writing the hCalendar parser
> [http://www.lifelint.com/blog/2006/02/08/all-day-events/]
> There are two recommendations
> - the wording on how timezones are handled needs to be changed; and
> - the way datetimes are handled could be changed, but unfortunately it
> would affect hCard.

I presume this sums up your issue:

> So back to Christmas. According to hCalendar, the correct way to  
> represent Christmas in iCal is 20061225T000000 instead of 20061225,  
> but we’ve now transformed a date into a ‘floating’ (timezoneless)  
> datetime. Is it the end of the world - no, not at all, but it just  
> seems a little clunky. Do I want the spec changed? I can live with  
> it the way it is, but I think it is more cleanly represented as a  
> date.

Which is really a moot point, because there is no 'date' type in  
iCalendar, only datetime, so, in effect, 20061225 = 20061225T000000,  
they're both datetimes.


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