[thelist] web and db server local time

Jon Molesa rjmolesa at consoltec.net
Fri Nov 16 15:15:27 CST 2007

*On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:29:28PM -0800 Joel D Canfield <joel at streamliine.com> wrote:

AFAIK, the time is local to the server.  Browsers don't report their
time without some kind of javascript.  Even if they did, server side
would have to make the adjustment and it isn't automatic.  In your
blogging tool are you pulling the time from the client system or the

> Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:29:28 -0800
> From: Joel D Canfield <joel at streamliine.com>
> Subject: [thelist] web and db server local time
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> sanity check: I'm mucking with my homemade blog tool. inserting
> timestamps is putting in a time one hour in the future. I'm in Pacific
> Time; web/db servers are in AZ at Crystal Tech.
> I'm a little foggy today, but I certainly don't remember building
> timezone adjustments into web apps before. If I'm using forms in a
> browser to insert/update info, shouldn't the web server be aware of my
> local time via the browser?
> yeah, I'm that foggy
> joel
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