-00:00 on draft-newman-datetime-00.txt
Markus G. Kuhn
kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
Thu Jan 2 23:46:02 UTC 1997
In message <199701022328.PAA05986 at shade.twinsun.com>, Paul Eggert wrote:
> While we're on the subject, I think `-00:00' is a kludge and should be
> removed. How about the following convention instead?
> `Z' means the time is in UTC and the local UTC offset is unknown or undefine
> `+00' means the time is in UTC and the local UTC offset is 0.
> This conveys the same information as the convention proposed in
> section 4.2 of draft-newman-datetime-00.txt, but it's easier to
> explain and is more consistent.
Excellent suggestion! This will make clear whether the timestamp was created
in London or by a device that does not care about local time.
Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email: kuhn at cs.purdue.edu
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