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Re: Is it legitimate to compare 2 dateTime without timezones?

From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:01:39 +0100
Message-ID: <3BDE5E63.1060808@dyomedea.com>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Martin Duerst wrote:

> At 17:00 01/10/29 +0100, Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> 
> 
>>The first two issues being this implicit timezone and the fact that 
>>symbolic timezones (BST, EST, PST, ...) are not directly supported.
>>
> 
> Yes, for obvious reasons:
> 
> - They are a moving target
> - Many of them are ambiguous (two different zones have the same code)


I understand these issues. OTH, this is IMO the real user requirement 
and allowing to use datetimes without specifying a timezone is a 
workaround which may have still more side effects!

Thanks

Eric


> 
> Regards,   Martin.

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