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

The specification has the following:
The tz attribute has no meaning when applied to month, yearless date, week, or duration values.

I’m wondering why yearless date is treated this way, especially as Addison’s last comment states:

…I personally tend to think of week and month values as "floating times". However, there are probably cases where they are not intended to be floating and where time zone would apply…

I think yearless date is even more likely to be non-floating since recurring events are often tied to a calendar date. For example:

Payment for the big bowl of sauerkraut is due annually by the close of business in Albuquerque on <time datetime="07-15" tz=“America/Phoenix">July 15</time>  or on the next working day if that date falls on a weekend or holiday.

So I would argue that tz should have a meaning in this case as well.

For duration, I think tz would have no meaning (since tz could not impact a duration), but the other items can all be bound to a specific location.

Best regards,


Received on Friday, 8 August 2014 20:04:45 UTC