Call for comments: HTML5.x time zone proposal [I18N-ACTION-327]


The Internationalization WG has been working on addressing a long-standing gap in HTML time and date values, which is the lack of accurate/complete time zone identifiers. Time values can contain the UTC (GMT) offset, which allows most "timestamps" to be complete. However, some situations call for the additional information conveyed by the actual time zone rules. See [1] for examples.

This item is tracked against by [2] [I18N-ISSUE-89]. The working group has developed a proposal in response to this issue. The Internationalization WG would like comments from the community. You can find the proposal here:

Please send comments to this list *before* next Thursday, 14 August.


Addison (for I18N)



Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

Received on Friday, 8 August 2014 15:55:08 UTC