[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 22:23:21 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM, Alan Barrett <apb at cequrux.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Apr 2013, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>>> If you want change, then it is incumbent on you to demonstrate that your
>>> preferred abbreviations are either in wider use than the alternatives, or
>>> have more official government backing than the alternatives.
>> Why?
> If you don't agree that the person proposing a change should present a good
> reason for the change,
I agree with that and Timothy presented a good reason for the change
he proposed. Differentiating between Eastern non-DST and Eastern DST
time by the acronym.

> then we have little common ground.
Seems we have some common ground missing anyway, since your
requirement is not understandable to me. And you refuse to explain it,
when asked "Why?"

>>> Selective quoting from some web sites does not constitute such a
>>> demonstration.
>> How would you demonstrate "official government backing" if not by
>> selecting a subset of official government websites?
> Certainly not by selecting only those sources that agree with you.
> Perhaps by performing a survey of many web sites, whether or not they agree
> with you, and tabulating the results; if you are right, then the results
> will show that your side has a clear majority, and most of the objections
> will go away.
This will fail if there are not "many web sites" showing "official
government backing".

That aside, what is "many" for you, so one could start to try to match
this requirement?

Tobias Conradi
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