[tz] [Patch] Make it slightly easier to parse tzdata

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Tue Nov 4 13:10:42 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-04 02:51, Lester Caine wrote:
> On 04/11/14 02:40, Brian Inglis wrote:

> Two basic modes ...
> One provides the rules for a zone ... currently only VTIMEZONE
> documented. tz generic rules could be passed via this method, but no
> means of combining rules to make a complete zone set.
> Second provides an 'extract' as a series of events in JSON format which
> can be used for simple devices that just need the next couple of
> transitions.
> What is currently missing is accessing a known state of data so one can
> synchronise what is read from tzdist and what was used for the calendar
> you want to use it with.

Calendar and JSON data formats appear to be alternatives in the latest release.

>> Requested via REST URI parameters and data returned in JSON or VCALENDAR
>> format, with selectivity as optional server capabilities which may be
>> queried.
> The URI based format has not yet been incorporated in the draft, just
> waiting for the current lock down on IETF before that can be uploaded.

I was looking at draft 2 from Oct 17 and there were a lot of URI examples.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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