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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Re: [office] Date and Timezone: draft text

Hello everyone,

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> "Dave Pawson" <dave.pawson@gmail.com> wrote on 07/07/2008 02:56:53 AM:
> [...]
>>> then it is hard to seriously assert that it is a common scenario that
>>> is required for the target audience of ODF.
>> I'm talking about users, not implementations.
>> People operate across timezones.
> Yes, you are talking about users.  But I am thinking about users, and if 
> their implementations suddenly started changing date-dependent financial 
> calculations when their spreadsheet was emailed from Boston to LA, then 
> chaos would ensue.  There is a 20-year convention in this area, with firm 
> user expectations in how this works.

There was not much globalisation 20 years ago, was it?

And years were still saved as 2 digit years. ;)

This isn't true for 2008 anymore. And when ODF 1.2 is finally published, 
it will be more like 2009, and we will have programs using ODF 1.2 in 
2010 as well. Just wondering IF you can completely ignore timezones in 2010.

Now, users who do not need a time zone specified, will be able to use an 
invariant time and completely ignore the time-zone. The TC will surely 
make this possible. I do agree that most of the time, people do not need 
a time zone (thinking of home users), but for organisations this becomes 
a rather different topic.



> We're not going to change this in 
> ODF 1.2.
> -Rob

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