Issue with Dijit TimeTextBox in the UK
Recently a few customers in the UK reported a strange issue. They use David Knipe's solution to create a time picker with Dijit TimeTextBox, and find that the text box shows different time with 1 hour off between IE and chrome. For instance, if an editor in the UK see 8:00AM in IE, he would see 9:00AM in chrome. But It doesn't happen in other locations. If you open the same page in Sweden, you see 9:00AM for both browsers. And in Vietnam you see 3:00PM for both.
If we check the database, we would find the saved value is 1970-01-01T08:00:00.000Z. You might wonder where the date comes from since it's just a time picker. It's because when selecting the time, the widget will create a Date object, set selected time as local time, and set date to 1970-01-01. It also shows that it works on GMT in IE while on GMT+1 in chrome. It seems that chrome does not work correctly in the UK. However, according to the history of British Summer Time, from 27/10/1968 to 31/10/1971, Britain had an experiment which made the country remain on GMT+1 throughout the year. For this reason, actually chrome is correct while IE is wrong.
Since the TimeTextBox is not a widget of Episerver, we don't solve the issue in CMS UI. A quick fix could be creating a custom widget that inherits from TimeTextBox, and override two methods to set the year other than 1970. Then use it as the custom editor instead of "dijit/form/TimeTextBox". The custom widget will work on GMT in the UK for both browsers.
That's why a timezone insensitive widget might be useful. You could also inherit from TimeTextBox. The idea is to display UTC time in the widget. In this case, editors always see the same UTC time regardless of the location. See the example on github.