[tz] Getting offset for each time zones

Bradley White bww at acm.org
Thu May 19 02:07:18 UTC 2016

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'll also add that time zone selection is indeed a challenging problem,
> and there are alternative approaches to consider.  These include map-based
> time zone pickers, lat/lon lookup via shapefiles, type-ahead style
> selection of associated cities (which requires even more data), multiple
> dropdowns used in succession, and others.

An easy first question, particularly when selecting the local timezone, is
"what (civil) time is it?"  That narrows down the candidates considerably.
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