[uf-discuss] hCalendar problem with Operator...

Mike Kaply microformats at kaply.com
Fri Jun 15 10:32:58 PDT 2007

I have fixed Operator 0.8 to "normalize" ISO dates to always include
minutes because we had seen this problem in the past with Google as

An alpha is available from my website:


Mike Kaply

On 6/15/07, David Mead <davidjohnmead at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if anyone else has had this problem.
> We are marking up events for a new client site using hCalendar.  While
> testing in Firefox 2 with the Tails Export 0.3.2 and Operator 0.7
> add-ons we noticed that Tails Export would drop the event info into
> Outlook fine but when we tried with Operator it wouldn't.  Outlook
> claimed "one or more parameter values are not valid".
> Thinking it was us hand-coding it incorrectly we tried using Drew
> Mclellan's Dreamweaver extension but still the same thing.  So then we
> tried the hCalendar creator on microformats.org - no dice!
> I then went to upcoming.org to look at an event there and try and find
> something that was causing it to bomb (I had used Operator previously
> at upcoming.org).
> It seems the problem was in the title of the <abbr> tag. We tweaked
> the code by hand and added two zeros to the end of the time:
> *  was - 20070612T1700
> * now - 20070612T170000
> Is this a problem with the hCalendar creators, the Operator add-on or
> us not "getting it"?
> Any insight appreciated.
> Dave
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