[WORKAROUND] Re: odd issue affecting firefox (any version) on freebsd (any version)

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Wed Jul 29 03:39:55 UTC 2020

On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 01:48:21 +0100, tech-lists wrote:
> It seems the problem was being caused by Firefox on freebsd giving
> fastmail a fractional time-zone offset causing them to
> generate an invalid offset in the JSON fastmail was sending to the server. Because
> of this the server was rejecting the message resulting in the "Send Failed". 
> [...]
> To reproduce, open a javascript console and enter 
> new Date().getTimezoneOffset()
> and ctrl-enter and it should produce a whole number as output. Firefox on my
> freebsd desktop outputs -59.55. My timezone is set Europe/London.

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However, an offset of -59.55 really looks strange, especially
as only one program on one platform produces it...

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