[Cosmo-dev] Timezones and the Cosmo UI
bcm at osafoundation.org
Thu Oct 19 13:56:34 PDT 2006
On 10/19/06, Bobby Rullo <br at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> a solution that works with icalendar VTIMEZONES. Most of the
> timezones out there are not Olson ones. They don't even "quack like a
> duck" Example - ical calls a timezone "US/Pacific" but olson calls it
> "America/Los Angeles".
i believe that US/Pacific is a commonly used alias for America/Los
Angeles. i can't find a definitive source for this, but the w3c note
on time zones (<http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/NOTE-timezone-20051013/>)
mentions tz aliases.
reading over the wikipedia page on time zones
(<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone>) and several linked pages,
it looks like most computer systems do in fact use olson, but some
augment or replace the "canonical" olson tzids with more familiar
aliases like US/Pacific.
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