[thelist] getting visitor's local time or time zone

Hassan Schroeder hassan.schroeder at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 18:50:46 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Jack Timmons <jorachim at gmail.com> wrote:

> Exactly. Honestly, I think it's a bad idea, since if it's wrong,
> they're now leaving a bad impression on the guest.

I dunno. It's not as accurate as, say, setting the default user language
based on the Accept-Language header, but between JavaScript and
GeoIP you could probably make a decent guess.

And as long as it's easy for the user to manually override that --
"not your current time? set it here!" -- what's the big deal?

I'd even consider TZ a candidate for inclusion as a standard HTTP
request header  :-)

Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder at gmail.com

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