[tz] tzdb timezone names/identifiers and links (was: Add new timezone for Hanoi Capital, Vietnam)

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Wed Feb 20 00:29:02 UTC 2019

I would suggest stating an explicit non-goal of ">1 zone per country code" up front.  Burying it in the "old versions" section isn't enough.  The reason is that people think of zones and countries, and are likely to assume that this rule exists.  So telling them early on, in plain words "no we're not doing that" may help reduce the noise somewhat.  


> On Feb 19, 2019, at 6:17 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 2/19/19 2:31 PM, Tim Parenti wrote:
>> So, since it's pretty clear that the "There should typically be at least one name for each ISO 3166-1 officially assigned two-letter code for an inhabited country or territory" guideline has been, if not abandoned entirely, at least significantly de-prioritized, perhaps theory.html needs an update indicating that, yes, this /used/ to be considered more important, but is not any longer (perhaps going a bit into the rationale), and that we don't intend to create new zones anymore if that's the only justification.
> Sounds good to me; proposed patch attached.
> <0001-Deprecate-the-ISO-3166-1-guideline.patch>

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