[JDEV] Timezone (summary)

Daniel Arbuckle djarb at wvc-omak.ctc.edu
Mon Oct 11 08:02:22 CDT 1999

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Waleed Abdulla wrote:
> Now, who should decide what is the sender's timezone (three opinions):
> 1. The client gets it from the OS (possible in some systems)
> 2. The sender puts it in his profile manually
> 3. The client calculates it as the difference between it's local time
>    and that of the server (adds extra complexity, and not applicable if
>    the client is a web site)

There's another, IMO better, way. In most cases, the sender will be in the
same timezone as its home server. So let the sender forget about timezones
entirely, and the home server adds the information when the mesage is


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