Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:08 UTC
Created attachment 3769 [details]
When handling user scripts, it can sometimes be necessary to know if a given comment was posted one minute ago, or 21 minutes ago. As not all computers are synked to the wikipedia servers, it might result in some strange results otherwise (like a comment that is in the future).
This is incompatible with caching requirements; cached pages would give the time of the previous page generation, which would just cause weird inconsistent behavior in anything expecting that to be "current" time.