[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect
kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Mon Apr 1 12:20:16 UTC 2013
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:07:39 +0200
From: Tobias Conradi <tobias.conradi at gmail.com>
Message-ID: <CAAGevbV2o+P0Rw=EPFOkyvBuwp_rZBdBBqUoHCRKF8XuEv2Lhg at mail.gmail.com>
| Then why the IANA timezone database contains EST for Daylight saving
| time in Eastern Australia?
It is "Summer Time" (Eastern Summer Time) which is what it is called in the
legislation. It is also (if unimaginative) a rational name, unlike
"daylight saving" which is gibberish.
| Again, this is not about just choosing a /new/ set, but it is about
| one that uses one acronym for each zone during daylight saving time.
| How would you demonstrate "official government backing" if not by
| selecting a subset of official government websites?
You would (presumably) ask the appropriate govt department(s) for a
ruling (and appropriate here is nothing from the commonwealth govt,
except if you're asking about ACT, and certainly not the Bureau of Met).
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