On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:02:02AM +0300, Richard Hainsworth wrote: > - Time Zone, which can differ from GMT by halves of an hour.
quarter hours in at least one place (Nepal) This doesn't affect your reasoning. Also, time zone abbreviations are ambiguous. PST can be Pacific Standard Time, Pakistan Standard Time, Phillippine Standard Time. Probably others are similarly overloaded. This means that even a well formed time string complete with timezone abbreviation isn't actually absolute. > - The legal jurisdiction. And oh gosh is *that* one fun. eg do we or don't we have daylight saving time? Nicholas Clark