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RE: Can servlet know the timezone of the browser?

From: Carl W. Brown <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 17:28:23 -0700
To: <www-international@w3.org>
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Paul,

I think of a locale as a set of data for parameters that are universal that
vary by either language or location.  In this broad definition things like
mailing address formats and time zones fit in the criteria as well as the
traditional locale parameters.  I do not believe that they have to be
universal to most applications.  You speak of cultural preferences.  While
times zones are partially geophysical they are also cultural.  Time zones
have disputed boundaries, starting and ending daylight times based on
non-Gregorian calendars, political enclaves who do not want DST, half hour
DST zones.  etc.   They are often cultural as well.

My original point is that they can be managed in the application just like
the application manages locales.  I feel as such you can consider them an
extention to traditional locales.

Carl
Received on Monday, 28 July 2003 20:28:25 GMT

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