IANA and the tz database - diverging from Theory
lear at cisco.com
Mon Sep 26 13:29:33 UTC 2011
The Database Coordinator has a pretty free hand. That having been said,
I would suggest that this is a rather evolutionary process, and we can
always have follow-up work that further codifies Theory, should that be
what people want to do.
On 9/25/11 3:32 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
> 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.
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