[tz] Regarding Wikipedia entry

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 7 23:42:07 UTC 2017

I don't know where the original automation is, but I've been the one keeping it in sync with tzdb for the last several versions, just because I couldn't stand it going stale for so long.

The editor comment is with regard to the time zone data itself, not where links are pointing.  The links are an entirely Wikipedia-specific concern.  Feel free to update them.


From: tz-bounces at iana.org <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Zefram <zefram at fysh.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 1:17 PM
To: Jens Troger
Cc: Time zone mailing list
Subject: Re: [tz] Regarding Wikipedia entry

Jens Troger wrote:
>Thanks!  That is odd though, because the source of the wiki page has the
>following comment:

The real substance of the table comes from the tzdb, but the details of
layout and wiki markup come from somewhere else.  Evidently someone on
the Wikipedia side has some automation that takes the tzdb and generates
this table from it.  It is that automation that decides how to wikilink
the country codes.  If you think they should be changed, you'll need to
locate that automation.

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