[tz] State of the tzdb

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Sep 4 08:18:22 UTC 2013

On Sep 3, 2013, at 6:16 PM, Norbert Lindenberg <ietf at lindenbergsoftware.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the feedback - this is a bug in the spec. The intent was the second - to treat all Zone names as canonical names and all Link names as aliases. The mistake was in the assumption that all Link entries are contained in the "backward" file. I've filed a bug report.

...so, if the reason to move the Europe/... entries that link to Europe/Belgrade out of "backward" to "europe" is to avoid having tzids with names containing other former Yugoslavian cities canonicalized to Europe/Belgrade, that's not going to suffice - the only way to do that is not to have them be links at all.

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