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[whatwg] Re: input element types

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-what@farside.org.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 18:54:43 +0100
Message-ID: <courier.40D08963.0000546D@mail.farside.org.uk>
Jim Ley writes:
> [datetime]
> [...] we add a
> dependance on the client knowing the UTC offset of the user I think
> it's all rather over-specified and un-implementable.

In what possible situations would a UA not have access to the user's UTC 
offset? Possibly a UA on a mobile phone, but even there I suspect they've 
got the UTC offset available somewhere - my phone can allegedly set the time 
automatically, and I'd imagine that that process involves it finding out the 
timezone of the 'local' country too. 

Compared to the effort required to implement a Web Forms 2.0 UA anyway, I 
really don't think that knowing the local UTC offset is a killer. 

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