[Playlist] Question on identifier content, URI and URN

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Tue Sep 5 02:14:07 UTC 2006

New language:

In the absence of a timezone, the element MAY be assumed to use 
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, sometimes called "Greenwich Mean Time").

Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> If we create a default timezone, do we make an prior implementations
>> invalid?
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> I am quite sure we do, yes:
> For example if old implementation treats timestamps without a
> timezone as unorderable this behavior would have been right
> before the change and wrong after thus it had to be modified.
> Maybe the whole problem can be solved by suggesting to use
> UTC as default timezone if a timezone is missing but not
> force a client to do so. Probably some clients already
> use a default timezone if it is missing. I think suggesting
> but not forcing would solve all this. What do you think?
> Sebastian

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