David Harper scripsit: > I discovered last year that implementations of Java up to and including > Java 1.3 did not implement the correct daylight saving time rules for > the United Kingdom during the period between 27 October 1968 and 31 > October 1971 when the U.K. kept its clocks permanently one hour ahead of > GMT and called this British Standard Time.
The point is general. Until 1.4, Java did not implement historical timezones at all, only current ones, so in principle you could not count on any conversions except during the current year. -- John Cowan www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan [EMAIL PROTECTED] The Penguin shall hunt and devour all that is crufty, gnarly and bogacious; all code which wriggles like spaghetti, or is infested with blighting creatures, or is bound by grave and perilous Licences shall it capture. And in capturing shall it replicate, and in replicating shall it document, and in documentation shall it bring freedom, serenity and most cool froodiness to the earth and all who code therein. --Gospel of Tux