[uf-discuss] Re: birthday versus birthdate

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 02:29:28 PDT 2007

On 8/1/07, Ray Daly <raydaly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Toby, I complete agree with your view. I'm not sure which of the three
> options that I will take and certainly not a too early year. Thanks
> for the confirmation.

Because hCard follows from vCard, when trying to work out exactly what
properties mean, it is best to go to the source and see if there is
more information there.

   Type name: BDAY
   Type purpose: To specify the birth date of the object the vCard represents.

It is ambiguous to what "birth date of the object" really means. I
think at the end of the day, you have to ask what is this being used
for? probably so you can add it to your address book so you can call a
friend and say "happy birthday", whether that is the EXACT anniversary
of the day they were born, or if that is the day they want to
celebrate, it doesn't much matter. You could also argue that
Organizations (that's the OBJECT they are talking about) could have a
birth date as well.


brian suda

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