Update: URL of Time and Date Gateway changed
peter.thoeny at attglobal.net
Tue Mar 30 06:47:27 UTC 2004
thank you for the suggestions. All done except for the
'backward' ones. Please let me know which regions are
backward so that I can take them out.
FYI, I inherited the script from Jeff Polk.
Paul Eggert wrote:
> > From: Peter Thoeny [mailto:peter.thoeny at attglobal.net]
> > Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 11:37 AM
> > please update the link to "Time and Date Gateway"
> > from http://www.bsdi.com/date to
> > http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/xtra/tzdate. I am the admin of TWiki.org and
> > inherited the date script from the BSDi folks since their web site is no
> > longer in service.
> Thanks very much for sending us this URL. I'll include this update in
> my next proposed patch. I had been temporarily using
> <http://www.earth.com/date/> as that's Tony Sanders's site, but my
> vague impression was that he's no longer maintaining it.
> A few minor suggestions. First, this text is confusing:
> These are the ISO/IEC 9945-1 ANSI/IEEE Std 1003.1 (aka POSIX.1)
> timezone names, (per section 8.1.1 of that document).
> None of the names on that page are specified by POSIX; they are all
> extensions to POSIX defined by the Olson tz database. Perhaps it'd be
> better to simply refer to the Olson database
> Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UCT/UTC/Universal/Zulu):
> +12 +11 +10 +9 +8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1 GMT -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 -10 -11 -12 -13
> It'd be helpful here to mention that positive numbers count hours west
> of GMT (which is opposite to the usual convention).
> Third, the top level divisions (Africa, Atlantic, Indian, Antarctica,
> ...) are not alphabetized; it'd be a bit clearer if they were.
> Fourth, I wouldn't list the entries in the 'backward' file. For
> example, the Brazil/* entries are not a list of all the locations in
> Brazil, as an ordinary reader would expect; they're merely a list of
> old Brazilian backward-compatibility links. It'd be simpler to omit
> the 'backward' entries.
> Finally, can you run NTP on that web server's host? It's currently
> running about 90 seconds slow.
> Thanks again for the URL.
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