I found a broken link on your page: http://web.mit.edu/~netbsd/src/lib/libc/time/tz-link.htm

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 23 01:03:56 UTC 2009

Gwillim Law <RLAW at nc.rr.com> wrote on Mon, 21 Sep 2009
at 19:18:45 -0400 in <002e01ca3b11$df17eb50$6501a8c0 at statoids4qizor>:

> To the SIPB NetBST dev team:
> The page cited in the subject line seems to be under your control. This page
> is an outdated version of Paul Eggert's definitive page describing the Olson
> tz database, which is at http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm.

Yeah, it's just a checked out copy of the NetBSD source tree
from May, 2005. That it happens to be on the web is kind of neither
here nor there. Ideally no one should be looking at that who
doesn't know what it is.

I suppose the problem is that google has indexed it? I'm not really
sure quite what to say. "Please don't use that or link to it."

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

> Your page is version 7.42; his page is currently version 8.15. My
> link checker found eleven dead links on your page, and only three on
> Mr. Eggert's. I suggest that you link to Mr. Eggert's page, which is
> well maintained, instead of presenting an obsolete version that may
> be a disservice to some of your users.
> Yours,      Gwillim Law
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: caitlin at studentsandteachers.org
> [mailto:caitlin at studentsandteachers.org]
> > Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 11:51
> > To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
> > Subject: I found a broken link on your page:
> http://web.mit.edu/~netbsd/src/lib/libc/time/tz-link.htm
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm sorry to bother you, but my name is Caitlin Walters and I'm a
> Geography Teacher in a small school in New England.  While I was doing some
> research in preparing a lesson plan, I noticed that on this
> page...http://web.mit.edu/~netbsd/src/lib/libc/time/tz-link.htm, you have a
> link to http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/idl/idl.htm.  I don't think that page
> exists any longer, or maybe the site was down when I tried it.
> >
> > In my research I found this
> page...http://www.watch-inc.com/articles/historyoftheinternational.html,
> which has some very good resources and information on the international date
> line.  I think it could make a good addition, or replacement of the link
> that didn't work, for your page.

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