[wp-hackers] Timezone in RSS feeds

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 10 15:51:35 GMT 2007

On 10 Apr 2007, at 16:34, Andrew Ferguson wrote:

> My guess is that since the RSS specification only has pubDate as  
> its time
> specification (which needs to be formated per RFC 822) [1] you  
> can't really
> have a "real time" posted element. Well, you could, but it wouldn't  
> be used
> by any aggregator.

I can't think of any aggregator that doesn't support the timezone  
offset… There are those that treat all military timezones as ±0000,  
but that's due to RFC822 mis-defining them. Any aggregator that  
doesn't support the timezone offset is just badly coded. It _really_  
isn't hard to support.

- Geoffrey Sneddon

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