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TimeZone Element (Regional Settings)

Published: May 2010

Defines a time zone for regional settings in TIMEZONE.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\CONFIG). or specifies a time zone in RGNLSTNG.XML (%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\14\TEMPLATE\1033\XML).


<TimeZone
  Hidden = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  HTMLEncode = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  ID = "Integer"
    Name = "Text">
  <StandardTime>
  ...
    </StandardTime>
  <DaylightTime>
  ...
    </DaylightTime>
  <History>
  ...
    </History>
</TimeZone>

Attribute

Description

Hidden

Optional Boolean.

HTMLEncode

Optional Boolean. TRUE to convert embedded characters so that they are displayed as text in the browser. In other words, characters that could be confused with HTML tags are converted to entities.

ID

Required Integer. Specifies the ID for the time zone.

Name

Required Text. Specifies the name of the time zone.

Minimum: 0

Maximum: Unbounded

Outside the context of RGNLSTNG.XML or TIMEZONE.XML, use an empty TimeZone element to return the current time zone.

The following example from the file TIMEZONE.XML defines a time zone.

<TimeZone ID="13" Name="(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); 
      Tijuana" Hidden="FALSE">
   <Bias>480</Bias>
   <StandardTime>
      <Bias>0</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>10</Month>
         <Day>5</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </StandardTime>
   <DaylightTime>
      <Bias>-60</Bias>
      <Date>
         <Month>4</Month>
         <Day>1</Day>
         <Hour>2</Hour>
      </Date>
   </DaylightTime>
</TimeZone>

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