FW: Links in the Olson database

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Jun 30 15:54:23 UTC 2008

I'm (very belatedly) forwarding this message from Halász Sándor Viktor, who is not on the time zone mailing list.
Those of you who are on the list, please direct replies appropriately.
These suggestions are to be part of the next set of proposed changes, due later today or tomorrow.


-----Original Message-----
From: hsv at tbbs.net [mailto:hsv at tbbs.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:23 PM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Links in the Olson database

This is not about clocksetting-zone information.

I wrote a JScript script for turning all the links into an HTML page, and
found fault with a handful of the actual anchors and for myself made these
changes, maybe of interest if another does the same:

diff -b ../austra~1 ./austra~1
< # <a hef="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_424000/424764.stm">
> # <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_424000/424764.stm">
< # According to <a href="http://www.tongaonline.com/news/sept1799.html>
> # According to <a href="http://www.tongaonline.com/news/sept1799.html">
diff -b ../europe ./europe
< # <a href="http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/lif/dat/2000/en_300L0084.html"
> # <a href="http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/lif/dat/2000/en_300L0084.html">
< # says that Bersarin issued an order to use Moscow time on May 20.
> # says that Bersarin issued an order to use Moscow time on May 20.</a>
diff -b ../southa~1 ./southa~1
< # <a href="http://www.presidencia.gov.br/CCIVIL/decreto/2002/D4399.htm"></a>
> # <a href="http://www.presidencia.gov.br/CCIVIL/decreto/2002/D4399.htm">4,399</a>
< # <a href="http://www.presidencia.gov.br/CCIVIL/decreto/2003/D4844.htm"></a>
> # <a href="http://www.presidencia.gov.br/CCIVIL/decreto/2003/D4844.htm">4,844</a>
< # <a href="http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato2004-2006/2004/Decreto/D5223.htm"></a>
> # <a href="http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/_Ato2004-2006/2004/Decreto/D5223.htm">5,223</a>

Of course, many of the webpages have evaporated.

(The script is really not good enough, for it misses those pages listed by
themselvs after 'From Joseph S. Myers', and keeps only text right around
the link. It seems to me not worth the while to
make it turn all of the files into a webpage.)

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