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Mon Apr 24 23:46:47 EDT 2006
> On Tuesday 25 April 2006 01:01, mathew wrote:
>> Read the rest of the e-mail, where I consider that possibility and point
>> out the problems it has.
> There is a sum total of one problem with storing times in UTC, and that is the
> question of what to do when a single user posts from multiple timezones.
No, that's not a problem. The problem is how to display the information.
Generally speaking, you want it to be in a time zone that makes sense to
users, which means you need user preferences. Even if you default to a
specific time zone, you still have the issue of DST; see previous
(Unless you're someone like me, in which case you'll happily put the
info in ISO 8601 format in UTC and let the users learn to like it.)
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