[tz] KyivNotKiev

Lester Caine lester at lsces.uk
Thu Nov 26 11:57:56 UTC 2020

On 26/11/2020 11:27, Andriy Ivanchenko wrote:
> What do I need to do for you to make such changes?

Stop using timezone id tags as if they are names to be displayed to 
third party users. The chicken and egg problem that has to be fixed is 
that the id tags are ONLY intended to be used to access the data and 
other databases use that tag to call up timezone rules but any display 
to the end user SHOULD be provided WITHOUT reference to the id tags. It 
is now getting to the point when perhaps the request to strip all 
'english' tags and replace them with numeric id's, but that is an even 
bigger BC break than simply using old established keys internally in the 
TZ database!

While software programs cut corners by using the internal id tags as if 
they are accurate location information we will have this continuous 
request to keep changing names that SHOULD be handled at the client 
interface level.

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