KEP2: Modification of datetime type, introduction of 'tz' sub-tag (wiki revision 10645 of 2010-11-19)

Hendrik Helwich h.helwich at
Thu Dec 16 19:24:38 CET 2010

Hi Joon,

Am 16.12.2010 13:18, schrieb Joon Radley:
>> I expected the usual procedure here when calculating local times to UTC: To
>> use either the DST or the standard offset whichever is currently active.
>> Why should this be done differently here?
> You got it. Store date time in UTC and make your calculation based on the view of the user.

this is what i expected, but in the KEP 2 apparently a different 
approach is used (as described in the quoted mail).

Best regards


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