[tz] TZ file comments UTF-8? Bastardized HTML? (was Re: Busingen revisited)

gunther Vermeir gunther.vermeir at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 23:50:46 UTC 2013

On 01/14/2013 11:45 PM, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 14/01/13 19:32, John Hawkinson wrote:
>> Ian Abbott <abbotti at mev.co.uk> wrote on Mon, 14 Jan 2013
>> at 18:16:55 +0000 in <50F44B97.4000808 at mev.co.uk>:
>>> with:
>>> # Since 1998 Joseph S. Myers has been updating
>>> # and extending this list, which can be found in
>>> # History of legal time in Britain
>>> # (<http://student.cusu.cam.ac.uk/~jsm28/british-time/>).
>> I find this whole bracketting annoying and tough to deal with
>> when copy-pasting URLs. What's wrong with no special markup at all:
+1, also for UTF-8 (no BOM) in comments only without the HTML entities /
tags etc etc and non-comment parts of the files to be restricted to
plain-old ASCII until there is a compelling need.
>> # History of legal time in Britain
>> # http://student.cusu.cam.ac.uk/~jsm28/british-time/.
> Well is that punctuation at the end of your URL part of the URL or
> not?  It's fairly obviously not in that case, but not always so.  The
> brackets help to delimit the URL.
Thunderbird seams to think it's not part :)
It is for humans in any case, maybe simply "require" to have an URL
always need to be surrounded with 2 spaces (U+0020) ?

just my 2 cents,

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