[thelist] RE: "Local" Hosting - why?

Ryan Finley RyanF at SonicFoundry.com
Thu May 10 15:28:49 CDT 2001

what about daylight savings time?

As long as a kept it updated (every time they logged on), I'd just need the
offset to figure out the correct time to display.

For my purposes, I don't need a timezone, just a correct local time that I
can display when necessary.

Does this sound right, or am I missing something?

> I was thinking about this, and I think I may have a really elegant
> for automatically finding an end-user's timezone.
> 1. Use javascript to find datetime
> 2. Do a document.write("<img width=1 height=1 src=\"dummy.asp?T=" +
> + "\">");
> 3. Compare the server's time with the user's time (truncate off the
> minutes).
> 4. Update the database with the appropriate time offset.
> Now you know the user's timezone without even having to ask!
> Ryan Finley
> President - SurveyMonkey.com (http://wwws.surveymonkey.com)

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