[whatwg] internationalization/localization

Malcolm Rowe malcolm-what at farside.org.uk
Wed Jun 30 23:39:30 PDT 2004

Ian Hickson wrote:
> As a user I don't want to care all that time zone nonsense. I just want to
> pick a time relative to my calendar, and have it Just Work.


For example, Outlook stores appointments in UTC, and then presents them 
as local time everywhere - but it needs them in UTC first.

I also agree with Jim that there are situations where the application 
*doesn't* want to know about timezones. For example, I think I've 
mentioned a timesheet system I use at work. That deal exclusively with 
local times ("I got to work at 9"), and so UTC doesn't make sense. But 
for that, we have type="local-datetime".


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