[tz] Scheduling - use case for acronyms

Tobias Conradi tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 17:42:12 UTC 2013

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

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Humans don't need the abbreviation and don't care.
False - as numerous emails and usages demonstrate.

> They either schedule
> the meeting in local time
That might be unknown or ambiguous.

> or in the current time in some other time zone
Exactly, and that would be communicated how, in a brief manner - as
Mark used in "Mondays at 8:00 PT"

> (or possibly in UTC)
UTC might be unknown at time of scheduling or not decipherable by the receiver.

Tobias Conradi
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