Usage of attributes in Kolab XML?

Hendrik Helwich h.helwich at
Tue Dec 14 11:37:37 CET 2010

Hi Georg,

Am Montag, 13. Dezember 2010 18:54:14 schrieb Georg C. F. Greve:
> On Monday 13 December 2010 17.38:07 Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > Can you give an example for this and the intended usage where this
> > would be more elegant?
> A very pertinent example is
> 	<datetime tz="Europe/London">DATE</datetime>
> rather than
> 	<datetime>DATE<tz>Europe/London</tz></datetime>
> Having spoken with Till Adam and Allen Winter, both had a strong preference
> on the former over the latter, also because they are sure Kontact's parser
> of this, which Till remembered having implemented, would be guaranteed to
> be broken by the latter, but not the former. ;)
> So since both Kontact & Horde are happy with this, or would in fact
> strongly prefer it, it seemed sensible to check whether anyone else
> potentially has issues with it.

our Kolab clients (Syncphony and evolution-kolab) have no issues with both 
formattings but we would also support the first example.

Best regards,


> Best regards,
> Georg

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