[whatwg] internationalization/localization

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 30 08:27:52 PDT 2004

On Wed, 30 Jun 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
> Well I've yet to see the use cases that can't be resolved without the
> need to submit UTC.

I've given several; one is booking a phone conference on an international
telephone conferencing bridge. You can't just give a time in that context
without saying what that time means.

> Since the whole point of this is to be backwards compatible, we can't
> just leave it to UA's since there's no way to do this in legacy browsers
> - and we'll lose backwards compatibility.

Again, whatever server-side solution you use for the timezone-less
solution you are advocating would be the one to use for the legacy case
where the user's input didn't include a time zone specifier.

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