binary protocol time representation
drfarina at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 12:24:31 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-07-12 at 14:16 +0200, a. wrote:
> Ticks are easy in .NEt, but I'm much more concerned about the
> "meaning" of that specific time.
> If my server runs DST but one of the clients is on CET, and the
> client sends 2007-07-12 12:00 AM, what does it mean? 12:00 in DST or
> We either should declare that absolute expiration should treated as
> UTC, or get rid of it and use relative expirations.
Yes, either of these makes me more happy than the current situation.
I generally don't like absolute times unless absolutely required,
though. Relative time is robust to all sorts of things for free like
massively mismatched clocks and, as mentioned, time zones.
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