Localization settings are about language settings, they do not affect the datetime values stored in DB.
Generally, Sitefinity stores all its data values in GMT
(or more often referred to as Universal Time
). However, upon retrieval from the database, they are converted to the server time zone
. As of now, there is no implementation to convert this time to user machine time zone
, but we are discussing it about 4.0 of Sitefinity.
The problem is summarized as follows:
- There is no timezone information in the HTTP header, so this cannot be processes at the server, at least not purely and without at least one postback (a performance hit for high-traffic servers).
) to fill the corresponding html tag. The latter could be done in the control template. It is a suggestion and not an actual solution, really, but generally this is what I would do.
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