SyndicationFeed calls DCDate.toDate() which returns a java.util.Date. This is only currently possible because DCDate stores all dates as java.util.Date even if they were only entered as year or year+month. On the assumption that we fix DCDate what do we do about SyndicationFeed ? I am guessing this date ultimately appears as a 'published date' in an RSS feed. Either it should use default values for month and day if not available, or it should ignore incomplete dates. I think the latter is safer. Any thoughts ?