Html-ize the tz database?
gwil at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 28 09:02:33 UTC 2001
Recently, this mailing list has discussed the perceived need for
standardized time zone abbreviations. There has also been some talk about
putting the boundaries of time zones into a GIS (Geographic Information
System) format. Several people have volunteered to help with that task.
These issues are not new; they've come up repeatedly in the past.
I've just now posted a few sample Web pages to display data from the tz
database in a more accessible format. This applies particularly to the
geographic extent of time zones, which is hidden in comments in tzdata2000h.
I invite anyone who is interested to visit
http://www.mindspring.com/~gwil/tz.html and browse around. Questions to
keep in mind: Are the sample pages the best way of displaying the data?
Would they be a useful resource for the other tasks mentioned above? Is it
feasible to maintain a Web site like this in synch with the tz database?
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