KEP 2: Modification of datetime type, introduction of 'tz' sub-tag

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Mon Dec 13 17:42:51 CET 2010

Am Donnerstag, 18. November 2010 23:14:21 schrieb Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab 
> > Which client and version did you test that gave the "+00:00" format
> > (which I also believe is wrong according to the spec)?
> > Note that Kontact Proko2 is the reference client and Kontact e35 is
> > coming very close. Kontact from PIM 4.x something probably has more
> > defects, so it will be less compatible.
> FWIW, on Kontact 4.5, the only non-zulu datetime entries I see are the
> <last- modification /> element contents -then again that doesn't say much
> does it?

Kontact 4.5 is _not_ really a production ready or rolled out Kolab Client,
in addition the last-modification-date is of lesser importance.
In my view we could ignore this client revision, the next real 
Kolab Client after Kontact e35 will be Kontact Touch and Kontact Desktop,
both from the E5 series which is coming up.

They do have the defect, though, but this will be fixed very soon, I've just 
reproduced and filed it with a high importance: (datetime for 
last-modification-date violating the Kolab Format adding a +00:00)

Again I believe we should not bother with backwards compatibility 
for this client revision.


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