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RE: Recurring Anniversary Instances?
Dan fired back:
>Forget anything I have written before this point.
>The question is... "What do you call a recurring event that has a
>date type of DATE instead of a date type of DATE-TIME". Both
>are "repeating events", but there is a difference. Holidays (or
>Anniversaries) for instance normally happen on a date and not at
>a specific time. iTIP calls then Anniversary type events.
Actually the only reference iTIP has to "anniversary type events" is the title of section 4.1.5. iTIP never directly called them anything (hence your confusion and this thread). Originally there was aversion to making such a generalization (hence the title "Anniversaries or Events attached to entire days" and not just "Anniversaries").
In order to be constructive I propose we adopt the following nomenclature from now on:
We refer to non-repeating DATE only entries as simply "an all day entry". For a repeating DATE only entry it will be called "a repeating all day entry". If a specific span of time is relvant, its qualifier can be added (ie: "A semi-annual all day entry", etc).
For entries that are DATE-TIME, simply remove the phrase "all day" from the above descriptions. If relevant to the discussion, a qualifier can be added (ie: "A semi-annual 9AM - 5PM clearance sale", etc).
Perhaps we should consider ammending iTIP to include some examples of each. Examples of "an all day entry" are Boston Tea Party, D-Day (not PC but not my fault), "My roadtrip to New York City from Boston", etc. Examples of "a repeating all day entry" are Bastille Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Day, etc. Examples of "a repeating entry" are The Boston Marathon (12PM - 5PM Officially), "The Day After Thanksgiving Sale from 6AM - 11PM", etc.
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