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Re: [Task Scheduler API ]: Timezone handling

From: Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:59:24 +0000
To: public-sysapps <public-sysapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130825205923.6381717.14996.603@blackberry.com>
Not to comment on the proposal (which I certainly don't endorse), but please note that you've oversimplified timezones. There's something like a +13, there are a couple of +/- x:30, and there's at least one which is +x:15 or x:45. You also discount DST which is its own complicated mess.

This also requires an incredibly complicated database which most vendors won't manage to maintain. Conversely, it would be possible for a network connected application to actually get this information today, using a service like Internet time and date - http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

API in my opinion should only be created when they require information that an application is unlikely to be able to get correctly on its own without the UA's assistance.

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