[JDEV] Message timestamps

Scott Robinson quad at jabber.org
Mon Oct 4 18:10:24 CDT 1999

This is typically a problem for e-mail clients in the problem that RFC 822
is not always followed. If we noted that strict adherence to the spec was
nessicary. (or put code in Jabbertransport to reject malformed dates...)


* Donn Cave translated into ASCII [Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 03:54:05PM -0700][<199910042254.PAA09579 at saul8.u.washington.edu>]
> Quoth Vivre Draco,
> |    IMHO, a human-readable format is highly preferable -- it minimizes 
> | the client requirements, which seems to be one of Jabber's 
> | philosophies. The ISO 8601 or SMTP standards look like the best 
> | options so far.
> If any client needs to process dates in other ways, for example to
> compare them for presentation in date order, a display format kind of
> backfires as a convenience to the client.
> 	Donn Cave, donn at u.washington.edu
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