Military / NATO single-letter time zone names

Vadim Vygonets vadik at
Tue May 1 14:26:12 UTC 2001

Quoth Markus Kuhn on Mon, Apr 30, 2001:
> Interesting bit from the new RFC 2822, which supersedes the RFC 822
> Internet email header format:
>    The 1 character military time zones were defined in a non-standard
>    way in [RFC822] and are therefore unpredictable in their meaning.

This was also mentioned in RFC 1123, chapter 5.2.14, page 56:

         The military time zones are specified incorrectly in RFC-822:
         they count the wrong way from UT (the signs are reversed).  As
         a result, military time zones in RFC-822 headers carry no


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