[Cosmo-dev] Re: [Design] Design] [Cosmo] Login-related workflows
eggfree at eggfree.net
Tue Nov 14 13:34:25 PST 2006
>From Priscilla's original post:
>/ + Does the user get assigned a default timezone based on their IP
/So first, the Cosmo user would have an account and is logged in. This
happens when the Cosmo user first selects and turns on time-zone
support. The first item in the drop down is based on whatever their
computer is set to, not based on the IP address. I have been informed
that Cosmo the web client can get the time-zone from the browser
So there are three issues here (BTW I think we are actually in agreement on this)
1) is there a way to obtain the hour offset of the user's local machine (relative to UTC) aat the time they choose to enable timezone support? YES
2) using this offset is there a way to lookup and set a "good" (at least 80% accurate) default choice for timezone in a timezone dropdown. YEs
3) creation of a timezone dropdown based on some good reference data? YES -- you have a library for this.
If the user's machine couldn't give us a timezone offset (relative to utc) we couldn't even get in the ballpark.
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