Basic rationale of the KEP #2 design

Joon Radley joon at
Wed Mar 2 18:34:53 CET 2011

On 02 Mar 2011, at 5:50 PM, Georg C. F. Greve wrote:

> In its current form it has explicitly been accepted for implementation by

We are currently implementing this and have found it to be a monster to support the two formats.

> Because Joon Radley's input was mostly based on the premise that the issue did 
> not exist, it was hard to incorporate, other than scrapping KEP#2 in its 
> entirety and leaving the issue unresolved. 

The only true use case proven was in recurring items where the originators recurring appointment time in his time zone must stay the same during the switch between standard and day light savings time. 

We cannot modify the Outlook GUI to enforce this and can only attempt to hack a solution in the storage format. This will result in incompatibility between clients.

Also changing the entire formats date time formatting and paring based on rather small use case is not a good idea. Introduce the zone in the recurring object where the use case is.

Best Regards

Joon Radley

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