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

2008/7/5 David A. Wheeler <dwheeler@dwheeler.com>:
> Here's draft text to clarify that timezone is NOT recorded
> in the formula work; comments?  I intend to put this in the section
> on Date and Datetime subtypes.  This will (hopefully) resolve the issue,
> as discussed in the last TC teleconference.

Outsider view.
Not a solution. Just more of an interop problem.
Use iso8601 inclusive of TZ.


> =====
> The Date and Datetime subtypes (number of days since the
> beginning of the epoch) do not include a mechanism for recording the
> time zone.  Instead, these subtypes only presume that all
> date or datetime values use the same unspecified time zone.
> Document creators CAN use formulas to do time zone
> translations using formulas, and CAN decide on a particular single time zone
> such as UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) when developing a particular document.
> Similarly, the Date and Datetime subtypes do not include a mechanism
> for distinguishing the value of a leap second and the following second,
> and presume that every day is exactly 24 hours long.
> --- David A. Wheeler
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Dave Pawson

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