[Ietf-calsify] DTEND for day events
jeffrey at skyhouseconsulting.com
Thu Sep 1 14:28:12 PDT 2005
> Then please see the following mail by Frank Dawson, who is one of the original
> authors of rfc 2445:
> In particular:
> 'We explicitly got feedback to add the "non-inclusive" term. It means up to
Wow. You're right, it looks like their intention was for non-inclusive
to mean not including the last minute of but including the rest of the
day. That's sure not the way I read that language, so lets come up with
better language for 2445bis as Lisa suggests.
> So, the question is now what to do about this. Shall we stick to the
> interpretation that "non-inclusive" means that DTEND needs to be first date
> after the item? Or shall we use the correct interpretation from now on?
> The reason I'm asking is that we are releasing KDE 3.5 shortly, and currently
> I fixed it to use Frank's interpretation.
It seems to me that there's lots of iCal data out there with the
"doesn't include the whole day" interpretation, I suspect Outlook does
the same thing. So I'd suggest we change the language in 2445bis to say
"When a DATE value is used for DTEND no time during the given day is
included in the component, so
represents a 24 hour period."
It's too bad there's data in the wild that means this, I really think
dates for dtends would adhere to common usage better if they were
inclusive, but ce la vies.
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