[Design] [Cosmo][Proposal] Time-zone on Cosmo UI
br at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 5 15:48:34 PST 2006
On Dec 5, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> Bobby Rullo wrote:
> The alert needs to be modal (thus annoying)
> let me explain:
> Say there are 4 events on a collection that is nominally floating:
> 2 events are floating
> one event is at 3pm est.
> one event is at 3pm pst.
> (I understand this to be a possible case, please correct if I am
> now, lets assume a user without an account (not logged in) we have
> no way to determine the frame of reference to draw the two non
> floating events. This was Mitch's original issue
> How obvious does the prompt need to be-- obvious enough to tell you
> that something is wrong with your calendar.
You still haven't convinced me that the alert needs to be modal, just
that it needs to be obvious, which we all agree with.
> Do we draw the two events with timezone at the same time? (the
> inital proposal) well, you could miss your meeting that way or you
> may have a conflict that you don't see.
That is indeed a problem.
> I also do not completely agree (not that agreement is required :))
> with the "what if I am in NY" argument. The primary viewer in this
> case is a chandler user-- the chandler user's local system settings
> never propagate to Cosmo. The CC's primarily consume content in
> this unauthenticated circumstance. If they worked regularly they
> would have an account if for no other reason then managing a set of
> tickets in email will infuriate you after a very short while.
If "the chandler user's local settings never propagate to Cosmo" then
I'm afraid that I don't understand the proposal - I thought that was
exactly what Priscilla suggested. If not, then where does the
timezone come from? Is it the Chandler user's Cosmo account's
timezone setting at the time the calendar was created, never to be
changed even if you made a mistake? Do you have different settings
for your Chandler account than for your Cosmo account just so that
people can view your events in the way you want them to?
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