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Re: Feedback sought on timezone header for HTTP

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:46:25 -0800 (PST)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1112081342580.368@egate.xpasc.com>

Ooops ... blush ... not only did my memory of the date header format fail,
I forgot that it isn't a common part of the request.

I still prefer that the information be part of the application and not
default data provided by the browser.

On Thu, 8 Dec 2011, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2011-12-08 22:24, David Morris wrote:
> > ...
> > I also see minimal value in adding this complexity vs. just using the
> > GMT offset in conjunction with accept values.
> > ...
> Are you referring to the Date: header field?
> "All HTTP date/time stamps MUST be represented in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),
> without exception. For the purposes of HTTP, GMT is exactly equal to UTC
> (Coordinated Universal Time). This is indicated in the first two formats by
> the inclusion of "GMT" as the three-letter abbreviation for time zone, and
> MUST be assumed when reading the asctime format." --
> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p2-semantics-17.html#http.date>
> Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:47:06 UTC

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