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Re: Outlook / Timezones

From: Tim Hare <TimHare@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 18:55:31 -0500
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To: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org

Actually, in RFC2445 timezones are _not_ required. If you don't have a 
timezone, and you don't end your time with 'Z' for UCT, the time is a 
'floating' time - i.e. it will be that time in whatever timezone your 
calendaring software is set to. People who travel a lot tend to end up with 
floating time, because for the human user it makes it easier - for example 
this past summer I was writing a converter to convert from the output of a 
conference scheduler into vCalendar (also known as iCalendar 1.0?)  because 
my Palm Desktop software uses vCalendar. I originally wrote the converter 
to allow timezones, but most people who tested with me preferred floating 
times - they wanted to leave their Palm in Pacific Daylight Time (or other 
timezone) even though the conference was in Eastern Daylight Time. Floating 
times allowed them to load sessions that started at 9:30, Eastern, without 
worrying about it.

Tim Hare
Interested Bystander, Non-Inc.
Received on Sunday, 16 November 2003 19:06:52 UTC

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