IANA and the tz database - diverging from Theory
tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 13:32:48 UTC 2011
On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 09/24/11 09:30, Tobias Conradi wrote:
>> Does anyone know why the rules of tz names are changed in the IANA tz text?
> This was part of the IANA drafting and editing process,
> which is pretty longwinded. Although the wording changed,
> the intent remained pretty much the same, as far as I can
The word "accurate" only occurs once in the document. Therefore
"3. Making Updates to the TZ Database
New TZ names (e.g. locations) are only to be created when the
scope of the region a name was envisioned to cover is no longer
leaves open to guessing what means "accurate".
In the Theory file it says
"Include at least one location per time zone rule set per country."
The word "country" is not even mentioned once in the IANA text.
> Although the wording changed,
> the intent remained pretty much
> the same, as far as I can
Any intent that is included in the text can be obtained from the text.
Any other cannot.
Rheinsberger Str. 18
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