Bugzilla – Bug 16959
i18n-ISSUE-88: local/floating date terminology
Last modified: 2014-04-08 23:59:43 UTC
18.104.22.168 Global dates and times
This defines a 'global date and time', which is the same as a 'local date and time', only with a time zone representation. I propose changing the 'local' value to use the term 'floating' (since it is not truly local). The term 'global' could remain. I would also suggest adding a reference to w3.org/TR/timezone (our note) to help users understand when to use which type.
This bug was cloned to create bug 17855 as part of operation convergence.
My plan for this bug is to add the reference to w3.org/TR/timezone and change the "local date and time" section to "floating date and time" (which section is still needed by the HTMLTimeElement, regardless of removing the <input type="datatime-local"> control. This will align the terminology and hopefully avoid author confusion.
The change to rename local to floating terminology has landed in HTML5.1. Please review for consistency/correctness. Thanks!
Diff looks good to me, but I don't see the addition of the reference to w3.org/TR/timezone? Is that intentional?
Argh. I see it addressed in bug 16957
Now back-ported to fix the HTML5.0 CR issue:
Leaving active as there is some concern raised with this change
Removed the CR keyword as this is addressed for CR.
It was noted that at the F2F that this feature is at risk for 5.0.