[uf-discuss] Expressing an event that only has an end date?

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 12:45:52 PST 2007

On 1/21/07, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
> Thanks a lot Brian.  I have implemented your suggestions.  Here is the
> document:
> http://www.xfront.com/microformats/examples/hResume/example01/revised-D
> errick-Crane-resume.html

--- i convert this to an ics file and attempted to import it. Without
a month and/or day in the ISO date Apple's iCal just ignores the

> There are a few other events in that document that I am stymied as to
> how to represent the dates:
> 1. The person was a co-op engineer in the Fall of 1997.  How do I
> represent dtstart and dtend for "Fall of 1997"?

--- this is when you will have to give an ISO date of what you think
best respresents that season.

> 2. The person was an assistant mechanic during the summers of 1993,
> 1994, 1995.  How do I represent dtstart and dtend for "summers of 1993,
> 1994, 1995"?

You can use RDATE:
<abbr class="rdate" title="20010910/20020901,20050101/20070122"><abbr
title="20010910" class="dtstart">9/01</abbr>–9/02, 1/05–Present</abbr>

you aren't the first person to ask about this, so maybe we should
document more information about this on the wiki.

> 3. The person was a mini-baja participant during Fall 1996 - Spring
> 1997.  How do I represent dtstart and dtend for "Fall 1996 - Spring
> 1997"?

This could be a combination of RDATE and an iSO date for each season.

I hope this helps,

brian suda

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