Re: RSS Feed Time Zone Conversion Bug -- OFF TOPIC, Similar but different
I have an Internet Security Suite that is supposed to run virus and spyware
sweeps after Midnight on Sunday, or whatever. The sweeps do not run at the
specified time, and I'm wondering if the time is GMT or what. I'm in Pacific
time, but the timing of the scan does not seem to be wrong by only 8 hours.
Maybe that's it! I want the scan to start at 0300, Sunday, but it runs at
1100 or 1200, Monday, and that is GMT -8. If I want the scan to run at 0300
on Sunday, then I need to start it at 1900, or whatever, on Saturday.
Something's wrong there. If I wanted the scan to run at Midnight on Sunday,
then it would be 1400 on Saturday in my timezone then, but the scan actually
runs on Monday.
Shouldn't these tasks take place at local time of the machine they are set
to run? What am I missing here?
"Rob" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> George Sexton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I believe this is because IE is doing the date conversion using the
>> current GMT offset, not the GMT offset that is in effect for the date.
>> When the same feed is viewed in Firefox, it displays as expected.
> You know you have a good program when it still works correctly for
> a date in another year where the begin/end DST rules were different :-)