[tz] Anecdotal discrepancy for Navajo nation in Arizona
guy at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 26 19:38:56 UTC 2016
On May 26, 2016, at 6:36 AM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com> wrote:
>> So, by "However, he observed that the parts of the Navajo nation adjacent to Page were actually observing the same time zone as Page (America/Phoenix, DST not in effect).", do you mean "if he went to parts of the Navajo nation adjacent to Page, his phone reported DST not being in effect" or "if he went to parts of the Navajo nation adjacent to Page, the clocks he saw reported DST not being in effect"?
> The latter: residents of the Navajo nation (adjacent to Page, at least) were not using DST; they were using the same time as Page. My colleague did not directly observe their clocks, just what the residents said their clocks were.
So they might just be ignoring the Navajo nation's rules and using their neighbor's rules instead; I think that's done elsewhere as well, near time zone boundaries (I think there may be cases where a location that's far from other places in its own time zone, but close to a location in another time zone, sets its clocks as if they were in the other time zone).
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