[tz] Missing entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands
Paw Boel Nielsen
paw at boel-it.dk
Fri May 11 09:19:18 UTC 2012
I had the same issue and I resolved it my using the zone "Etc/GMT-5".
To ensure accuracy of information, timegenie.com contacted the Australian Antarctic Division. On January 3, 2005, a senior official confirmed that Heard Island and McDonald Islands are UTC/GMT +5 hours. Additionally, since the islands are uninhabited, the islands do not observe daylight saving time.
The information contained in this electronic message and in any attachments to this message is intended only for the person or entity to which this electronic message is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any distribution, copying, review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this electronic transmission or the information contained in it is strictly prohibited.
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of dfg dfg
Sent: 11 May 2012 10:52
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: [tz] Missing entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands
I am a developer by trade, so I am not sure if I have stumbled onto some missing data in the tz database. I am accessing the database using PHP (www.php.net<http://www.php.net>) which uses the latest version of the tz database (2012.3). I can use one of the built in functions to lookup timezone information for a given country using its ISO 3166-1 two letter country code (http://www.php.net/manual/en/datetimezone.listidentifiers.php).
I am currently building an application and found that Heard Island and MacDonald Islands (ISO code HM) does not exist in the database. After a quick look at the tz data, I was also not able to find anything about Heard Island and MacDonald Island in the files. I believe that there should be an entry for Heard Island and MacDonald Islands (HM) which uses the timezone Australia/Perth.
Is it possible that the entry was intentionally excluded for some reason? Or was it just missing from the database?
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the tz