> I'm probably missing something, but is there anything wrong with =
> ISO8601, which provides for unambiguous reference to a point in time as:
This is GMT I presume.
> with the reference to UTC? (ISO provides for offsets, but why =
> unecessarily complicate matters?)
It is 'necessary' in my opinion that HTML authors be reminded that they
are dealing in GMT. If you want the attribute value to be "GMT=..." that
would do fine as a reminder.
> It seems to me that it's up to the browser to know what time zone the =
> user wants to live in whether that information is available from the =
> operating system, e.g. Windows '95, ... or is entered as a preference =
> by the user.
Or the application. Many people live in one time zone and work in another.
It may be an 'object' not a 'user' attribute.
> Likewise, the software preparing the copy should be able to generate the =
> normalized date/time and spare the user the agony of having to know =
> his/her UTC offset.
I agree, but we'll still have hand-hacking of HTML.
> Steve Graham
> The Associated Press
As we've been requested to take this offline, I'd ask that you send me the
detailed references to the ISO documents so I can reference them in draft
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