[whatwg] Forms-related feedback

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 29 17:43:33 PDT 2013

On Tue, 30 Jul 2013, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> I actually think we need to distinguish between local and floating time 
> zones.
> When using datetime-local, I would actually expect that the browser 
> picks the local timezone as the default time zone, so doesn't expose a 
> timezone entry in the UI. The value that is returned by the form, 
> however, actually has a timezone.

That's type=datetime (the time zone is always UTC).

> In contrast, when the app doesn't want a timezone, the developer should 
> probably use something like datetime-floating. Then, it's clear that the 
> time zone is actually left off of the returned value, too.

That's type=datetime-local. It's not only useful for floating times, as 
noted in the response on this bug, which is why it's not called something 
with "floating" in the name:


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