On Feb 16, 2007, at 4:17 PM, Sam Roberts wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 04:39:08AM +0900, James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> On Feb 16, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Alex Young wrote:
>>
>>> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> Fair warning:  this issue is certainly debatable.
>>
>> Currently we send the time without any time-zone information.  It's
>> hard to see this as useful in anyway.  There is no way to add a time-
>> zone to the iso 8601 field the spec calls for either.
>
> Why do you say that? Isn't the format of the dateTime.iso8601 field  
> that
> defined by ISO 8601?

I'm sorry.  I wasn't very clear on that point.  The XML-RPC spec  
calls for a particular format of an ISO 8601 date:   
19980717T14:08:55.  There is no way to include a time-zone using this  
format.

>> Sadly the spec (http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec) is beyond useless when it
>> comes to addressing this issue:
>>
>> "* What timezone should be assumed for the dateTime.iso8601 type?
>> UTC? localtime?
>>
>> Don't assume a timezone. It should be specified by the server in its
>> documentation what assumptions it makes about timezones."
>
> If the timezone is specified, there is no need to assume anything, the
> assumption is only needed when no timezone is specified.

Including a time-zone is not possible, according to the spec.

James Edward Gray II