NSISO8601DateFormatWithInternetDateTime does not fully implement RFC 3339

Number:rdar://34373879 Date Originated:9-11-2017
Status: Resolved:
Product:iOS Product Version:10.3.2
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always

It is stated in the documentation that NSISO8601DateFormatter with the NSISO8601DateFormatWithInternetDateTime will parse dates formatted according to RFC 3339. However, this is not the case as it fails to parse strings with non-integer dates, which is part of RFC 3339.

Steps to Reproduce:
Run the code below on a device with iOS 10 or iOS 11, which tries to parse a date string that is used as an example in RFC 3339 on page 9.

NSISO8601DateFormatter *formatter = [[NSISO8601DateFormatter alloc] init];
formatter.formatOptions = NSISO8601DateFormatWithInternetDateTime;
NSLog(@"%@", [formatter dateFromString:@"1985-04-12T23:20:50.52Z"]);

Expected Results:
As RFC 3339 page 9 states, this should be parsed as 20 minutes and 50.52 seconds after the 23rd hour of April 12th, 1985 in UTC.

Actual Results:
dateFromString: returns nil.

iOS 10.3.2, iOS 11 Beta 10

RFC 3339: 

NSISO8601DateFormatWithInternetDateTime documentation:


I reported this as 27689420 and it was closed as a dupe of 24532185.

Very stupid this still isn't fixed.

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