[tz] [PATCH] Revert recent pre-1970 changes.
lester at lsces.co.uk
Mon Sep 2 18:53:15 UTC 2013
Guy Harris wrote:
> This would, ideally, involve showing people country and city*names* (rather than showing, for example, ISO 3166 country codes), in their own languages, as necessary, and would not involve people ever having to know tzids.
I'm not quite sure what all this ream of writing was intended to explain?
Setting the timezone on a local system is not the problem. It's telling some
remote system what that is which is currently not happening automatically ...
Yes with more modern devices we can ask for their current location, if that is
enabled, but a large number of devices still don't have this facility, and my
tablets don't have GPS so don't reply to a request.
Once a client logs in, the information can be provided a number of ways, but for
anonymous clients the safest thing to do is provide a 'default' local timezone
rather than assuming that from what is provided via the browser request. Or ask
them where they are ...
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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