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Re: [whatwg] 'datetime-local' and 'datetime' comments

From: Mikko Rantalainen <mikko.rantalainen@peda.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:58:58 +0200
Message-ID: <50B480D2.6040100@peda.net>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Mikko Rantalainen, 2012-11-27 10:18 (Europe/Helsinki):
> (3) Timezones are subject to future political decisions

If you think this is a real problem, see
http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/ for examples.

Current examples from the top of the page:

26-Oct-2012 Russia remains on summer time after all
A bill proposing to permanently switch back to winter time in Russia has
been recalled in the Russian Duma. Russians will remain on permanent
summer time until further notice.

25-Oct-2012 (updated 5-Nov-2012) DST in Israel to be extended in 2013
Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Israel will last until October 6, 2013,
instead of Sunday, 8 September, as long as the Knesset approves a bill
before the election in January 2013.

25-Oct-2012 Jordan remains on Summer Time
Jordan's government has canceled the switch from Daylight Saving Time to
Standard Time this year. The Middle Eastern country was originally set
to turn the clocks back 1 hour on Friday, October 26, 2012.

Notice the date for the piece of news in the last one! The decision was
made only two (2) days before the time was supposed to change. Good luck
on getting *any* computer system to follow this logic.

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