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[Bug 7868] what about time zones? which one is used? local (may be difficult to find out)? is this communicated to the user? can he change it?

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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:14:26 +0000
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--- Comment #16 from Ben Bucksch <ben.bucksch@beonex.com>  2009-10-22 11:14:26 ---
> Sites are quite capable of having date pickers today, they just do so using
> JavaScript

But JavaScript can't access the timezone information from the OS.

(If there's an obsure way, e.g. via HTTP headers, I don't think authors have
figured that out yet.)

> It has a date picker (currently using a <select> widget), and there is no time
> zone information included at any point in the process.

Again: I am *not* proposing that the user enters the timezone manually (at
least not in any usual case), but the browser silently fills this in, in the

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