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

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Thu Nov 18 21:56:06 CET 2010

On Wednesday 17 November 2010 17:10:56 Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 November 2010 16.32:58 Hendrik Helwich wrote:
> > Why not keep the established UTC time format like it is defined in the
> > kolab  specification? It holds all needed information and it would not be
> > necessary to adapt the kolab specification on that point.
> As you correctly pointed out, the specification is inconsistent in this
> point.

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.

> So right now the text says one thing, the equally authoritative clients
> referred to in the document do something else, and apparently use just the
> function based on RFC3339.
> So sticking with the RFC means less code changed:
> What old clients write is perfectly RFC compatible, and clients should not
> implement their own parsers for this, but use the system function, which
> also implements the RFC.

I'd rather would like to stick with the variant that uses only one
string version and not full RFC3339.
(I agree that it is a strong argument if we found a major issue in the 
reference implementations.)

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