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Re: Timezone information in HTTP

From: Stefanos Harhalakis <v13@priest.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 02:01:42 +0300
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <200706080201.42623.v13@priest.com>

On Friday 08 June 2007, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:
> >  Following a suggestion from Julian Reschke I'm sending the attached
> > proposed I-D here for discussion. I'd like to know whether you believe
> > that this is usefull.
>
> Could you elaborate on why you think a new HTTP request header would
> best address this problem? For example, why would this be better than
> improved client-side support for time information rendering?

  You mean something like an HTML tag that would instruct browsers to display 
their local time? If so, then I believe that this is practically impossible 
since time is tied to date. For example there can be Friday on one place and 
Saturday on another. Since the date (and time) string cannot be rendered by 
the browser (localization, format etc), the proposal would help. Also, there 
are cases where the time/date information is embedded as a graphic in an 
image that is dynamically created. Think of all network monitoring graphs 
like mrtg. Finally, time is not only a matter of displaying it to web 
clients. For example, think of a web based fax sending application which 
would need to include the sender time in the sending pages.

  I hope that this answers your question...
Received on Thursday, 7 June 2007 23:03:01 GMT

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