[Standards-JIG] jep-0054 field BDay

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 17 23:11:26 UTC 2004


On Mon, 2004-02-16 at 02:35, Julian Missig wrote:
>  From the JEP:
> 
> "  <!-- Birthday property. Value must be an ISO 8601 formatted
>      date or date/time value. -->
>    <!ELEMENT BDAY (#PCDATA)>"
> 
> It /is/ technically supposed to be a standard date format, it's just 
> that no one bothers...

Part of the problem is that ISO 8601 allows many different formats. What
is needed is a more specific profile of ISO 8601, such as defined in
JEP-0082, RFC 3339, or the W3C note on the topic. Shall we add some text
to JEP-0054 specifying that people need to use a JEP-0082 Date profile?

Peter





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