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RE: Do current-dateTime() and implicit-timezone() automatically adjust for DST?

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 20:46:27 -0000
To: "'David Holmes'" <dholmes@tibco.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1CQAz7-00016M-Fq@frink.w3.org>
Basically, the values of implicit-timezone() and current-dateTime() are
implementation-defined. In an ideal world, they would represent the time as
shown on the user's wristwatch. In a less ideal world, they are likely to
reflect the system clock of the server where the software is running. It's
likely that this system clock will be adjusted for summer time, but there's
no explicit recognition of the concept in the XPath specs - no recognition,
for example, that in some parts of the world 2004-10-31T12:00:00:00 minus
2004-10-30T12:00:00 was 25 hours.
Michael Kay


From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-qt-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Holmes
Sent: 05 November 2004 19:35
To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: Do current-dateTime() and implicit-timezone() automatically adjust
for DST?

On U.S. PC's it is possible to conceptualize a switch that has yes/no values
for whether implicit-timezone() and current-dateTime() automatically adjust
for Daylight Saving Time. Users often set this switch to "yes". Is this
something that needs to be specified or is it implementation defined?
David Holmes
Received on Friday, 5 November 2004 20:47:01 UTC

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