[tz] Discussion in ECMA about tz identifiers in JavaScript

Paul_Koning at Dell.com Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Tue Mar 5 21:07:12 UTC 2013

On Mar 5, 2013, at 3:41 PM, SM wrote:

> Hi Norbert,
> At 10:28 05-03-2013, Norbert Lindenberg wrote:
>> I wasn't aware of the Theory file, but found it after some digging. Would it be possible to put the content of the "Names of time zone rule files" section into a more prominent place? The best solution for external references to the time zone database would actually be an RFC containing that information - section 3 of RFC 6557 would have been a good place. Has that been considered before?
> See http://www.ietf.org/timezones/code/Theory
> In my opinion there will be a loss of flexibility if the information is published as a RFC.
> Regards,
> -sm 

I don't agree.  Such material would be "informational" exactly as it is today, not "normative" -- it gives background, it doesn't create any new requirements.  The only consequence of having it in an RFC is that it would be visible rather than buried.  And based on the discussion we've been having, that is clearly a needed improvement.


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