tz SOAP service?

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at
Thu Feb 23 16:43:19 UTC 2006

Emmanuel Eriksson is not on the time zone mailing list; direct replies


-----Original Message-----
From: e2 [mailto:e2 at]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:22 AM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: tz SOAP service?

I was going to send the following email to your tz list but thought I'd
better send it just to you first.  What do you think?

Emmanuel Eriksson


I've looked and cannot find a web service (e.g. SOAP) for providing
local time conversion using Arthur Olsen's up-to-date timezone/daylight
savings data.

I gather that most people subscribed to this list are integrating tz
into unix/linux distributions but I am wondering if there is also
interest in having access to a web service.

How many of you would be interested in such a thing?  I'm toying with
the idea of developing it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
[mailto:olsona at]
Sent: February 23, 2006 11:28 AM
To: e2 at
Subject: RE: tz SOAP service?

You might want to take a look at... see what's already available on the Web.


-----Original Message-----
From: e2 [mailto:e2 at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:35 AM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: RE: tz SOAP service?

Thanks.  Yes, I already checked that list.  The closest I found was who have a database subscription service (I don't
know if they use your data or not).  They don't offer a web service -
just periodic updates to the data files that are mailed to subscribers.
I've asked them if they are planning to do a web service and am waiting
for a reply.

I'm contemplating writing one myself (I hope I'm not getting into
something that I can't handle!) and was interested in whether others
were interested in using it and/or contributing to the effort.


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