[tz] Some thoughts about the way forward

Deborah Goldsmith goldsmit at apple.com
Sat Sep 25 02:32:22 UTC 2021

AFAIK Apple software doesn’t have a problem with length, just the pattern, which currently follows the spec. If you propose changing it, there needs to be a new spec, and a considerable period of time (preferably a year) to adjust to it.


> On Sep 24, 2021, at 1:30 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
> On 9/24/21 1:08 PM, Deborah Goldsmith via tz wrote:
>> Specifically, this is what is documented and this is what our software supports:
> Yes, thanks to you (and to others) for bringing this up. It's become clear that we should stick to that naming convention for our next release.
> That being said, we will likely need more flexibility in the not-too-distant future. Please take a look at the email I sent to Almaz Mingaleev (who raised the same topic).
> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2021-September/030715.html

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