I need to format a timestamp with RFC2616, the standard for HTTP dates. However, the standard says:
All HTTP date/time stamps MUST be represented in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), without exception.
From a little digging GMT and UTC are not the same thing. Is there a proper way to convert a timestamp to GMT in Go?
Use the http.TimeFormat layout to format times for HTTP headers. This layout assumes a time in the UTC location.
s := t.UTC().Format(http.TimeFormat)
If the time is known to be in UTC, then the call to UTC() can be skipped:
s := t.Format(http.TimeFormat)
Answered By – Bayta Darell
Answer Checked By – Katrina (GoLangFix Volunteer)