[uf-discuss] Developing a strategy for deployment of microformats

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Jul 18 12:33:01 PDT 2006

On Jul 18, 2006, at 2:03 PM, Ryan King wrote:

>> Another problem - going to, for example,
>> http://www.bath.ac.uk/whats-on/getevent.php?event_id=3010&catIds=ALL
>> Tails use the correct date (17 July) whereas the Google hCalendar
>> Greeasemonkey script uses a date of 16 July.
> I'm not familiar that greasemonkey script. You may want to talk to  
> its author.

I know of two such scripts, and I am the author of one.  I'm not  
currently able to load that URL, so I can't see the problem right  
now.  There are three places where this can go wrong: 1) in the  
markup, 2) in the Greasemonkey script, and 3) at Google Calendar.   
For 1), in my limited testing, almost no one is publishing time zones  
correctly, which is only an obvious problem when you try to use an  
event across time zones.  For 2), if there is a bug, I'll need to see  
the URL in question to track it down.  For 3), I vaguely recall  
Google Calendar doesn't always correctly convert times to the time  
zone set in your preferences.

Most problems are in 1) and/or 3), which makes it difficult to track  
down problems in 2).  Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.


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