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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 53077] [PATCH] Format date to make the lengths independent of DST
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 06:11:01 GMT

Glenn Adams <gadams@apache.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEEDINFO                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #4 from Glenn Adams <gadams@apache.org> 2012-04-15 06:11:01 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > It is my interpretation also that Z00'00 (or Z00'00') is the right way to do
> > it. The specs are open to interpretation but that is the way I understood it
> > when I read it. I know that Adobe Reader has no problem with it too.
> I'm checking with Adobe on this point (using Z00'00 instead of +00'00).

I posed two questions to Adobe's PDF Architects (and editors of ISO/IEC32000):

(1) is it legal to use +00'00 as an alternative for Z (even though it is not
"later than UT")?
(2) is it legal to use Z00'00 as an alternative for Z (this doesn't seem to be
disallowed, though might infer that Z00'01 would be illegal)?

Their initial response is as follows:

The specification is intended to be read quite literally.  It says that + is
used for later (not equal) and – is used for earlier (not equal) and Z is used
for equal. Although it only implies it, the Z is not intended to have digits
following it.

Answer to (1) No.
Answer to (2) No, but not so clear in the specification.

This indicates that, despite the intent of this bug report, it would be
inadvisable to make the proposed change. I would suggest that the automatic
tests you refer to be changed instead in order to account for the difference.

If I receive some new information that suggest this bug be re-opened, I will do
so; however, in the mean time, I am moving to resolved+wontfix.

Thanks rmeyer for proposing the suggested change, even though we will not at
present commit it.

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