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Re: <date> tag: format and timezone

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-05-23 01:27:48 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>>2. Do I always get back the UTC time in the <date> tag?
>>The time zone indicator is part of the time format, so you can determine
>>the UTC offset by parsing the timestamp.
>If that's the case, which portion of the above timestamp indicates the
>time zone? I think the "Z" indicates UTC?
Yes, 'Z' is the same as UTC+00:00. It's a symbold for the military
"Zulu" or "zero" time zone. A-M indicate positive offsets, N-X indicate
negative iffsets from UTC (in 1-hour increments). 'Z' is explicitly
allowed by ISO-8601 -- it's a handy shorthand for UTC.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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