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Re: lynx-dev dev.17 patch 1 - FTP times

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev dev.17 patch 1 - FTP times
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:47:32 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 3 Jan 2000 address@hidden wrote:

> In a recent note, Klaus Weide said:
> > Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 09:46:14 -0600 (CST)
> > 
> > * Be slightly more tolerant about FTP directory listing file times that
> >   appear to lie in the future: allow today plus one day without assuming
> >   that it must mean a year ago, to account for possible timezone 
> > differences.
> > 
> Is this sufficient?  

Maybe not, but it's probably not worth trying to be too perfectionist
here.  The times are inexact anyway, we don't know how they relate
to local time.

Actually for Unix date the added term should be more like 600 rather
than 1, for 1/2 year.  I didn't want to make such a big change.

> The way the International Date Line snakes around,
> is it possible that two time zones are more than 24 hours apart?  This
> is particularly likely since "Millennial Island" renamed itself and
> unilaterally bent the IDL to its east in a recent publicity stunt.

So let them suffer for it.


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