question about ts:date element and timezone

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Dec 10 18:12:21 EST 2007


Quoting Kevin HaleBoyes <kcboyes at>:

> I usually run GC on a linux system (FC7 if it matters) (v 2.2.1)
> but recently ran the Windows version (v 2.2.1) and noticed a
> change that I don't understand.
> I opened my datafile in windows and saved without making any changes
> and then diffed the XML.  I get loads of diffs like:
> <       <ts:date>1998-03-30 00:00:00 -0700</ts:date>
> ---
>>       <ts:date>1998-03-30 01:00:00 -0600</ts:date>
> They happen in the <price><price:time> and <gnc:transaction><trn:date-posted>
> elements.  I've looked at the timezone settings and it appears
> that both Windows and Linux are properly set to GMT-7 (mountain standard)
> but maybe I'm not looking in the right place.
> In linux I run the command:
> $ date -R
> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:33:10 -0700
> and in windows I go to the "date and time properties" panel in
> the time zone tab.  It shows GMT-07:00.
> So, what would cause this difference?

Daylight Savings Time?

> Thanks,
> Kevin.


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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