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I18N-ISSUE-92: Time zone offset vs. time zone [HTML5-prep]

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I18N-ISSUE-92: Time zone offset vs. time zone [HTML5-prep]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/92

Raised by: Addison Phillips
On product: HTML5-prep

2.5.5.5 Global dates and times
http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/common-microsyntaxes.html#global-dates-and-times

 This section gives a number of examples that equate time zone offset with an actual time zone. For example:

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"1979-10-14T12:00:00.001-04:00"
    One millisecond after noon on October 14th 1979, in the time zone in use on the east coast of the USA during daylight saving time.
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It should be made clear that a zone offset is not the same thing as a time zone. Mention should be made of the need for separate time zone information when working with real date and time values in use cases that depend on it (see our note on ......)
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