[Ietf-calsify] timezone/rrule standard/basic proposal
jeffrey at skyhouseconsulting.com
Fri Oct 29 11:36:38 PDT 2004
I'm sorry, I'm just not following how an RRULE like "1PM every Monday"
will work in UTC, when the user is in a timezone whose UTC offset
changes with DST. Seems like this will fail about this time of year
regardless of whether I'm interacting with people in different
timezones. Am I missing something?
> Here's a thought:
> The simple/basic version of ICalendar would not use timezones and everything
> is in UTC. Applications that implement the simple version would have a big
> warning sticker that described the limitation of two people/recur/cross
> midnight problem.
> The full version would use timezones and handle rrules properly. A small
> office that had everyone in the same building could use the 'lite' version
> and larger/distributed organizations (and/or people) could use software that
> implements the full (perhaps more expensive) version.
> I know there is some resistance to providing a spec that isn't perfect, but I
> think the case above is a real-world compromise.
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