John.Cowan said: >> Rather, the very definition of >> civil time was misunderstood, whether by Microsoft or by somebody >> else. > I think this greatly overstates the case.
Exactly. > There was a mere misapplication > of labels involved, both in the case of the conference leader (who believes > that the name "GMT" refers to the LCT of the U.K.) Which is a relatively rare belief, easily countered by (for example) looking at the BBC news web site. > and the anonymous Microsoft > programmer (who believes that British Summer Time should be called > "GMT Daylight Time"). Exactly. The belief that the "T" means Time, therefore it's subject to DST. I wonder if it mishandles zones near the equator which don't have DST? Neither are to do with the *definition* of civil time , but with its name.  Microsoft has been known to get this wrong as well, attempting to apply US rules to the EU. -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Tel: +44 20 8495 6138 Internet Expert | Home: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Fax: +44 870 051 9937 Demon Internet | WWW: http://www.davros.org | Mobile: +44 7973 377646 Thus plc | |