Strange RssItem Dates

Topics: Request For Comments (RFC)
Jun 25, 2008 at 5:08 PM
I have a feed here: http://www.dashcommerce.com/syndication.axd?id=b0265f06-6f71-4b17-b64f-2784a223bf0a and the weird thing is that the RssItem's are being saved off with a date value of DateTime.UtcNow, but you can see from the feed that the dates are in the future. Could the syndication handler be doing something funky? Any help is appreciated.
Jun 25, 2008 at 5:37 PM
That is a strong possibility, usually when you see a DateTime.Now or DateTime.MinValue in the framework, it is because it failed to correctly parse the date-time value. If you would open a new issue in the Issue Tracker with the link to the feed, some short sample code if possible, and the observed and expected results, I will add this issue to the 2008.0.2.0 release.
Jul 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM
Created work item #10396  to address this issue, this has been fixed in the next release. Will need to add wiki documentation that indicates that user's should store local date-time's as UTC and convert back to local time as necessary if they want to have a 'portable' feed.