Dates Handled Differently in XP Home?

Dan Shafer revdan at
Fri Sep 24 15:52:28 EDT 2004

No new data emerges.

I'm still stuck.

I can, of course, use systemVersion() to determine if the app is 
running on XP and, if so, adjust the code for the date anomaly 
accordingly. But I'd like to know if this is a known problem in XP or 
Rev or what so that I can understand why I'm doing what I'm doing.


On Sep 22, 2004, at 11:33 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> Sarah....
> '
> 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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