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Re: [XForms 1.1] i18n comment: Require UTC as default for time zone information (PR#11)

From: Nick Van den Bleeken <xforms-issues@mn.aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 05:04:36 -0500
Message-Id: <200709131004.l8DA4awp009124@htmlwg.mn.aptest.com>
To: fsasaki@w3.org
CC: www-forms-editor@w3.org


We accept your comments and will change the text so that it clearly states that
if the timezone information is not available, the implementation should return
the time with Z appended.


Nick Van den Bleeken

> Comment from the i18n review of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xforms11-20070222/
> Comment 7
> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0704-xforms11/
> Editorial/substantive: S
> Location in reviewed document:
> 7.10.1
> Require UTC as default for time zone information
> Comment:
>   The now function returns the current system date and time as a string  
> value in the canonical XML Schema xsd:dateTime format. If time zone  
> information is available, it is included (normalized to UTC). If no time  
> zone information is available, an implementation default is used.
> Please require that the default is UTC. Otherwise the results of applying  
> this function by different implementations might lead to dateTime values  
> which are not totally ordered. See the
> Working with Time Zones  
> [http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-timezone-20051013/#d2e448]
>   for further guidance. Btw., in e.g. sec. 7.10.2 \"The days-from-date()  
> Function\" you already require usage of UTC.
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