Re: HTML Time Zone proposal

Arle Lommel scripsit:

> I agree with your statement. As noted in my earlier comment, I think
> the alternative (throw out the offsets if tz is present) would have
> too much potential to break things and lead to unanticipated results.

This seems to me to undermine the original use case.  The whole point of
specifying "5:00 PM on 2020-04-01, New York time" is that we do not
know what UTC instant corresponds to that time, but we may be required
for legal or customary reasons (consider appointments in the future)
to specify just that.  If the tz attribute cannot be used to specify
the meaning of a timestamp, it is useless for that purpose.

John Cowan
Pour moi, les villes du Silmarillion ont plus de realite que Babylone.
                --Christopher Tolkien, as interviewed by Le Monde

Received on Friday, 15 August 2014 14:37:46 UTC