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Re: doodle (Re: Scheduling calendaring coordination call.)

From: Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 14:45:36 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTimGSRgt5Gpe6BqDB2bBPjB1X0ykR-QV+X-6Up9Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Cc: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>, W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
I'd like to request that we cancel the 'recurring lunisolar events'
conference call based on the lack of workable solutions that have been
presented thus far in W3C DAP and also due to the general lack of interest
shown in the Doodle poll for the proposed conference call.

My main concern is whether we have a real issue here at all or whether the
current approach is in fact the best approach for supporting
internationalized dates.

The problem is well understood and yet there are no practical proposals on
the table other than the current approach: to choose a single calendaring
storage format (Gregorian) and then to apply calendar conversion mechanisms
on any input and output data as required.

The ability to convert between different formats is possible independently
of the API and/or its storage of data. If a 3rd-party library can convert to
and from gregorian<->lunar dates then we can say that the API supports
lunisolar events and recurring lunisolar events by proxy (in the sense that
Gregorian dates can be converted to Lunar dates by the said library and vice

It is a paradox to say that sticking with one format is the best way of
supporting internationalized dates but I believe that is the most workable
solution here.

If others have different opinions then I would like to see practical
workable proposals before getting in to a conference call. I'm unsure there
are other proposals that will work quite so well.

- Rich

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org> wrote:

> On 31 Aug 2010, at 15:54, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> >> For the lunisolar discussion, my sense is that the interested parties on
> >> the DAP side are Robin, Rich Tibbett, Dom or myself, possibly Suresh,
> >> certainly Wonsuk Lee and Donyoung Lee.  That means that we'll have a
> >> bunch of folks in Europe, Korea, and one person on Eastern Time for that
> >> call.
> >>
> >> For general coordination, I'd expect Robin, Rich, Dom or myself to be
> the
> >> relevant parties; all on EU time.
> >>
> >> Want to take a stab at proposing time slots?
> >>
> >> (All: If I'm getting the list of interest parties wrong for any of these
> >> calls, please correct now!)
> >
> > So how about setting up another Doodle poll?
> >
> > There may be one or two other CalConnect folks who want to be directly
> involved in this so I will forward any doodle details to them too.
> ok, two Doodle polls.
> For general coordination:
>        http://doodle.com/peani6napzv6xkr9
> For the lunisolar discussion:
>        http://doodle.com/4t7xagpu9h4xe22i
> Note that the lunisolar discussion will involve an antisocial time slot for
> at least some participants, since it seems like the set of critical
> participants will involve folks from Europe, Korea, and possibly the US West
> Coast. I've given a wide range of possible times, and would ask that you
> include antisocial, but feasible times in your availability.
> Deadline for filling these in is close of business this Friday.
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