Dates Handled Differently in XP Home?

Dan Shafer revdan at danshafer.com
Thu Sep 23 01:33:03 CDT 2004


Sarah....
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Yes, my script uses the convert command, I'm examining dateItems to 
determine whether the code has expired.

I'll search Bugzilla again with this new info.

Thanks.

On Sep 22, 2004, at 6:28 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 9/22/04 5:51 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>
>> A followup. We've now had three of my client's customers experience 
>> the same issue, all on XP. The code works fine on all other OSes on 
>> which it's been tested.
>
> Does your script use the "convert" command? Are these customers 
> international? This sounds a little like Sarah's pet bug regarding 
> inaccurate time conversions in certain time zones.
>
>> Strange.
>> Dan
>> On Sep 22, 2004, at 2:25 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>>> Are there any documented or known differences in the way dates are 
>>> handled on XP or XP Home vs. other Windows platforms and OS X?
>>>
>>> My client has a customer who can't get our software to run correctly 
>>> on his XP Home system. The code that fails checks a code we generate 
>>> based on the day the code is supposed to expire to determine if the 
>>> code is still valid. On Win2k Pro, OS X, and OS 9, the code he has 
>>> been given works. On his XP Home system, it fails every time. If we 
>>> give him a code that expires the next day, it works fine.
>>>
>>> He swears the date/time is set right on his machine.
>>>
>>>
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