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[XForms 1.1] i18n comment: Require UTC as default for time zone information

From: <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2007 22:25:49 +0900
To: www-forms-editor@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
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Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 7
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0704-xforms11/
Editorial/substantive: S
Location in reviewed document:
Require UTC as default for time zone information

 The now function returns the current system date and time as a string value in the canonical XML Schema xsd:dateTime format. If time zone information is available, it is included (normalized to UTC). If no time zone information is available, an implementation default is used.
Please require that the default is UTC. Otherwise the results of applying this function by different implementations might lead to dateTime values which are not totally ordered. See the 
Working with Time Zones [http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-timezone-20051013/#d2e448]
 for further guidance. Btw., in e.g. sec. 7.10.2 \"The days-from-date() Function\" you already require usage of UTC.

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