Update: URL of Time and Date Gateway changed

Peter Thoeny peter.thoeny at attglobal.net
Wed Apr 7 05:58:26 UTC 2004

Dear Paul,

thanks for the update and for listing the site.

I made some changes, Indiana and Kentucky are now correct.
(Still debugging North_Dakota, it is in the directory but
for some reason the script is not picking it up.)

As previously noted, TWiki.org is hosted on SourceForge;
the tz database does not seem to be up to date. Once we
move TWiki to our own server I can fix that.


Paul Eggert wrote:
> I just now updated <http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm> to point to
> that page.
> I noticed one other minor problem with that web page: it mishandles
> zones whose names contain two or more slashes.  For example, the web
> page has an entry 'Indiana' but when I follow the link to the URL
> <http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/xtra/t?tz=America/Indiana> the resulting web
> page says "Invalid Timezone: America/Indiana --
> /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Indiana".
> The affected zones are:
> America/Indiana/Knox
> America/Indiana/Marengo
> America/Indiana/Vevay
> America/Kentucky/Monticello
> America/North_Dakota/Center
> I see the web page doesn't list any name related to
> America/North_Dakota/Center, which was added in tz-2001d.  Nor does it
> list other recently-added names like America/Bahia (added in
> tz-2003d).  Perhaps you're using a old version of the tz data, or an
> old version of the tz names?  You can get the current list of names
> from zone.tab in the tz distribution.
> This suggests another possible improvement: at the bottom of the web
> page you might list the tz version number or some other time stamp
> associated with the tz table itself.  Unfortunately there's no easy
> way to get the tz version number from the installed data.
> These are common-enough problems that I'll CC: this to the tz list.

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