[tz] Please include Montreal
guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon Nov 13 20:12:51 UTC 2017
On Nov 13, 2017, at 9:01 AM, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:20:08 +0000
> From: Paul G <paul at ganssle.io>
> Message-ID: <8BDF3C45-0FD2-4D54-939B-F4B20E5DE70D at ganssle.io>
> | I'm pretty sure that's what Guy is saying. If you define your UI based on
> | tzdb zone names, your UI is broken.
> Not broken, just less than optimal for some user classes. Like the
> type that want city XXX listed, because "that's our capital" or because
> "that lot don't speak French" or ...
What I said was
So every UI that offers a list of tzdb names (or tzdb names slightly tweaked by replacing underscores with blanks, or whatever) as if it were a list of cities is broken.
If your UI is intended *solely* for people who understand what tzdb names are - i.e., they are strings that happen to use city names as a component, but are *not* identifiers for *your* city - then using tzdb names is OK.
If your UI is expected to be used by people who *aren't* familiar with tzdb names, it should not use tzdb names, whether it's a GUI interface or not.
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