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

Hendrik Helwich h.helwich at
Wed Nov 17 16:32:58 CET 2010

Am Mittwoch, 17. November 2010 16:03:15 schrieb Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab 
> On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 01:58:08 pm Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> > So it is an inconsistency, and a reason why I believe we should link this
> > to the RFC that everyone else is using for this purpose, as all the
> > operating systems that are network capable have built-in functions to
> > read and write this format.
> I would argue this (the alteration of valid datetime notations) would need
> to become a separate KEP, as it has to set rules on how clients should,
> must or may preserve the original format.


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.

Best regards


> Kind regards,
> Jeroen van Meeuwen

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