[tz] Proposal to deprecate "." and "-" in zone names
Steven R. Loomis
srl at icu-project.org
Fri May 25 15:10:20 UTC 2012
On 05/24/2012 04:27 PM, Tobias Conradi wrote:
> It doesn't matter whether it is anyone's job.
> I am here to improve usability of the IANA time zone database.
> Other people already invent new names because in their systems the
> IANA time zone names are not sufficient.
> E.g. CLDR has created UN/LOCODE based codes:
This a draft design document proposing what is now the 'tz' field of
IETF BCP 47 Extension U < https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6067>
referencing UTS35 and data <
However, it is not relevant to simply the discussion of "." and "-",
instead, the UN/LOCODE based codes (with some additions) were needed due
to length restrictions.
The characters used are well-specified, I don't see any benefits to
deprecating "." and "-".
ICU / CLDR Project
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