[uf-discuss] all day events

Mark Mansour mark at lifelint.com
Wed Feb 8 17:02:55 PST 2006

Hi Ryan,

> > 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:

yes it does.

> > 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.

That is not my interpretation of rfc2445.  Section 4.3 defines the
value data types, of which there is a date (4.3.4) and datetime
(4.3.5) datatype.  My issues is that we are converting between data
types and changing the information in a subtle manner.


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