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

Hendrik Helwich h.helwich at
Wed Nov 17 14:04:07 CET 2010

Hi Georg,

> [...]
> Examples of valid 'start-date' fields using datetime structures according
> to the above specification are
> - <start-date>2010-01-31T11:27:21Z</start-date>
> - <start-date>2010-01-31T11:27:21+00:00</start-date>
> - <start-date>1996-12-19T16:39:57-08:00</start-date>
> -
> <start-date>1996-12-19T16:39:57-08:00<tz>America/Sao_Paulo</tz></start-date
> Note: The first two examples are identical to the datetime type used in
> Kolab XML storage prior to this modification.

is the second example a valid kolab datetime value? Referring to [1] only the 
first example should be valid. But both forms hold the same information so 
this is not a problem but maybe a small inconsistency with the kolab format 

Where are DST information stored? Is this information read from an external 
source or is it stored inside the kolab format?

Best Regards.



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