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[Bug 11626] New: The specification says "Time-zone offsets differ based on daylight savings time." In that case, how would you represent a time w/o date in a specific time zone? For example, how would you code "Online tech support chat hours are <time datetime="09:00:00-0

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Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:20:00 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11626-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11626

           Summary: The specification says "Time-zone offsets differ based
                    on daylight savings time." In that case, how would you
                    represent a time w/o date in a specific time zone? For
                    example, how would you code "Online tech support chat
                    hours are <time datetime="09:00:00-0
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#glo
                    bal-dates-and-times
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/common-microsyntaxes.html
Section:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#global-dates-and-times

Comment:
The specification says "Time-zone offsets differ based on daylight savings
time." In that case, how would you represent a time w/o date in a specific
time zone? For example, how would you code "Online tech support chat hours are
<time datetime="09:00:00-05:00">9 am ET</time> to <time
datetime="17:00:00-05:00">5 pm ET</time>" so that it works for someone in
Hawaii (and other places where the time does not shift) without having to say 
"Online tech support chat hours are <time datetime="09:00:00-04:00">9 am
EDT</time> to <time datetime="17:00:00-04:00">5 pm EDT</time> in the summer
(daylight savings time) and <time datetime="09:00:00-05:00">9 am EST</time> to
<time datetime="17:00:00-05:00">5 pm EST</time> in the winter (standard
time)"?

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