[whatwg] Submitting datetime values should more clearly specify required timezone syntax

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Thu Jun 16 02:23:57 PDT 2011

On 2011-06-16 00:00, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> The spec states for submission of datetime controls that the value must
>> be expressed in the UTC time-zone.  It's not clear whether this requires
>> the formatted string to state the timezone as an uppercase "Z" or
>> "+00:00", or whether either is acceptable.
>> Most of the examples illustrate the use of the "Z"
> I couldn't find any examples of the output of this; did I miss some?

I was referring to examples of datetimes in general, such as where the 
spec defines date and time format, not specifically to example form 
submission output.

>> Opera has always submitted the value with a "Z" and not +00:00, and we
>> would prefer not to change this for backwards compatibility and ease of
>> parsing on the server side.  The spec should define in the value
>> sanitization algorithm for the date and time time state, to express the
>> UTC time-zone using a "Z".
> Done.


Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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