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Re: 2822upd-04 "local" time and zone offsets

2008-01-28 10:06:47

ned+ietf-822(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:
I'm 100% behind Pete on this one - using UTC is usually a terrible idea (unless
of course your local time zone happens to be UTC) bcause it causes important
information to be lost.

To emphasize this point:

Knowing the author's local time of submission is often useful. (Knowing they posted at 3am their time versus 3pm is significant for some exchanges.)

With local time plus timezone, you get local time plus the ability to determine UTC. With UTC as the encoded time, you can't tell local time.


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking