Why doesn't the SDK use birthday_date instead of birthday?

Dec 17, 2009 at 12:31 AM

XML deserialization uses birthday instead of birthday_date, and the getter for birthday_date does not work.  Facebook's documentation clearly states that the birthday_date is machine-readable, and the birthday depends on a user's locale.  I interpret that to mean that API interaction should rely on birthday_date, and birthday should only be used for display purposes.