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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

Felix,

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.

Regards,

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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