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From "Anthony Whitford (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MPIR-171) support "TimeZones" as a timezone
Date Mon, 06 Sep 2010 08:11:32 GMT


Anthony Whitford commented on MPIR-171:

I second the idea of using [TimeZone|]
values instead of an integer offset.  The offset idea is flawed because it does not account
for daylight savings.  For example, consider the TimeZone "{{America/Los_Angeles}}":  Los
Angeles is in the Pacific Time Zone, which is GMT-8 during Standard Time and GMT-7 during
Daylight Saving Time.  Some time zones will not adjust for daylight savings.  Finally, countries
will change their time zone rules, specifically adjusting when they start and end daylight

> support "TimeZones" as a timezone
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: MPIR-171
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Project Info Reports Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.2
>            Reporter: James Nord
>            Priority: Trivial
> The POM XSD defiens the TimeZone as an xs:string (although the descriptions says an integer
between -11 and 12)
> If the desctription is enforced you can not be in a timezone that is not a multiple of
1 hour away from UTC (e.g. certain parts of india)
> So the description is wrong and it's just a String.  
> So why not support a full formatted timezone such as Europe/London, then the mpir can
use funky javascript to show your actual time including any daylight saving offset. (as opposed
to a fixed offset from GMT ignoring DST changes)
> e.g. support
> {code:xml}<developers>
>   <developer>
>     <id>bob</id>
>     <name>Bob Hacker</name>
>     <email></email>
>     <timezone>Europe/London</timezone>
>     <roles>
>       <role>developer</role>
>     </roles>
>   </developer>
> </developers>{code}
> Currently the site shows NaN for the Current time.

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