[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations (Daylight Savings Time) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Shaun Bouckaert shaun.bouckaert at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 00:36:36 UTC 2013

Just thought I'd add that doing a google search of the BOM site for
AEST shows quite a lot of examples of its use.


As do the other AXXX timezones.

On 25 February 2013 10:31, Shaun Bouckaert <shaun.bouckaert at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to add my own voice to this issue once again. Over the
> last couple of years I've brought this up, and a few times quite a bit
> of support has been there.
> One of the issues in trying to get people to be consistent with their
> use of timezones is that a lot of timezone notation comes straight
> from tzdata, and trying to establish what use has been intentional and
> what use is simply because that's the current state of the tzdata is
> not easy.
> There was also a collection of sources gathered that compared what
> formats were common amongst different organisations, which showed,
> IIRC, that the AXXX formats were not uncommon, and were one of the
> more common formats.
> I also remember finding that at the time the BOM encouraged the use of
> the AXXX timezones and listed "technical reasons" as to being why they
> also used the XXX timezones.
> Shaun

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