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Re: Timezone concept broken in XPath 2.0?

Subject: Re: Timezone concept broken in XPath 2.0?
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:46:54 GMT
Re:  Timezone concept broken in XPath 2.0?
>  Or would the system still be conformant if it returned an arbitrary,
> but formally correct datetime

I think so.

> which the system could claim is the correct system time, 

In particular it may be the system time. If the xslt engine asks the
system for the time/date, and it returns a syntactically valid time eg
1st jan, year 0 then I don't think it has to check that for accuracy. So
if you are implementing on some embedded system without a real time
clock so long as you actually return a valid datetime for
current-dateTime() I think that's OK. Of course user expectations will
force systems to offer a more intuitive implementation where possible:-)


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