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Re: Draft for review: Working with Time Zones

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:49:22 -0500
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110208164922.GD18028@mercury.ccil.org>
Phillips, Addison scripsit:

> > It's essential that this be rewritten to take leap seconds into
> > account, as they say, early and often.  
> Well, once or sometimes twice a year in certain years :-).

Current provisions allow for a leap second at the end of any month,
actually, and by the year 158421, we'll have to have a whole hour worth
of leap seconds every day.

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