[tz] Tzdb and the Sunshine Protection Act

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sat Mar 4 17:46:15 UTC 2023

Eliot Lear wrote in
 <867b8fc8-1229-dca7-8408-2c80818dfc6b at lear.ch>:
 |On 03.03.23 00:04, Tim Parenti via tz wrote:
 |> On Thu, 2 Mar 2023 at 17:45, Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
 |>     Whether the adjusted time in (say) New York would be abbreviated \
 |>     "EST"
 |>     or "AST" or "EDT" is up to common practice.
 |> Worth considering that, if "EST" were to become standard for -04, it 
 |> would require modifications to supported, but obsoleted, formats in 
 |> RFC 2822 §4.3, which state:
 |> EDT is semantically equivalent to -0400
 |RFC 2822 is already obsolete, and this part was somewhat fixed in RFC 
 |5322.  See Section 3.3 of that document, in that those old zone names 
 |are marked as obsolete, but allowed.  Pete can say more if he wants.

Destructive comment, but i do not copy this.
Unless i give in and accept that over fourty years of email
soon disappear in the void of digital history, except for
bitsavers or wayback machine(s).


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|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
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