Timezone needed?

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Wed Jun 30 08:38:31 CEST 2004

Am Mittwoch, 30. Juni 2004 08:12 schrieb Stephan Buys:


> Agreed. UTC is the one safe bet that we have. And with the least amount of
> "what-ifs". Daylight-saving, etc, etc is controlled through the timezones
> which are client-driven.

Sorry, but this will simply not work. There is a fundamental semantic 
difference between time with explicit timezone and local times without 

The only thing I am asking for (last mail from me towards the timezone topic) 
is make the timezone (UTC) _explicit_ (using a Z) not implizit. 

Doing so allows for later (?) inclusion of "local timezone" events.

A last example:
When the timezone changes to Daylight saving my local bus leaves at the same 
time in the morning (in local time) while my telephone conference with people 
living in South America changes.

-- martin

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