[wp-hackers] Timezone in RSS feeds
foolistbar at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 10 20:45:16 GMT 2007
On 10 Apr 2007, at 21:32, Computer Guru wrote:
> OK, then you should understand fully why it doesn't matter to the
> end user
> what timezone it was published in.
The fact that I'm arguing for it may mean I've had enough users ask
> UTC is the universal base standard for times. Hence, it's only
> natural that
> it *and only it* should be in the feed.
UTC != GMT. RFC 822 allows both. We currently use GMT.
> I don't what a user would benefit in knowing what the local time
> was for the
> person doing the publishing. RSS feeds are served to the user,
> tailored to fit... So why not the timezone too?
Well, as I've said, people want the data.
> Why break standards and conventions for something as pointless as
> local TZ
What standards are we breaking? What conventions? There are no
conventions, every feed does its own thing. TZ offsets are valid
under RFC 822, so we aren't breaking any standards.
- Geoffrey Sneddon
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