[uf-discuss] Resoling the "exclusive end date" issue

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Sep 3 11:49:55 PDT 2007

In message <57827. at www.gradwell.com>,
Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> writes

>There is an outstanding hCalendar "issue" [...] around the use of
>exclusive dtend for whole-day dates [...] which is also one of the
>concerns with the misuse of abbr.

>One of the proposed remedies is to create a new class in hCalendar (and
>other microformats requiring and end date), perhaps "dtendinc" (for
>"inclusive date end") or "dtendwhole" (for "whole-day date end"), such
>that [...]
>parsers are instructed, when exporting iCalendars, to increment the date
>in order to generate the exclusive date-end required by iCalendar.

>As discussed previously [...]
>it would be sensible for this solution to be implemented, subject to the
>usual caveats about process and testing, before the watershed formed by
>the release of Firefox 3.

This would also be in accordance with the stated microformats principle
of "lowering barriers for publishers":


Is anyone interested in taking this forward?

Andy Mabbett

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