255Re: [RSS2-Support] Re: Re: pubDate time zone?
- Mar 5, 2003
> You're losing information about the origin timezone. And this can be a bigUh, I've made the strongest comments about it and tools like Radio /still/ get
> problem. In this thread we have more than once spoken about the effect that
> daylight saving can make on time.
> Various timezones change from daylight savings to normal time at differentNo, that's completely false. If you know where you are then you know the offset
> times. If these overlap and you therefore lose information because you're
> converting everything to GMT you're no longer able to determine the right
> time because you don't know in which timezone the message was generated in.
from GMT. EVERY operating system supports providing this information. So
regardless of what machine or programming environment you use it's possible to
ask the OS what timezone to use. This makes it a snap to do any and all
manipulations of timestamps with absolutely no reliability issues whatsoever.
You're just wrong, plain and simple.
As Morten points out, when you try using non-numeric timezone data it's prone to
a number of errors.
> I consider this an important loss of information which more or less makesYes, the much bigger picture. This thread is a waste of time, you're more than
> the conversion to GMT useless. What do you think? Did I miss anything?
welcome to cling to your belief but it's just not correct.
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