[LEAPSECS] 2007-12-31 23:59:60 Z (sic)

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jan 2 13:28:58 EST 2008

Tony Finch scripsit:

> Internet protocols have for a long time avoided using time zone names

> (relying instead on explicit offsets).

That works for most Internet protocols because they deal with the past
and the present but not the future. RFC 2445 (iCal) is an exception,
and suggests but does not require the use of Olson timezone names.
It also provides (in 4.2.19) that time zone names beginning with a slash
are defined by a globally unique TZ name registry (not yet created).

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