Re: [Tzdist] Next step

Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name> Mon, 19 October 2015 13:56 UTC

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:55:59 -0400
From: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
To: Daniel Migault <daniel.migault@ericsson.com>, Time Zone Data Distribution Service <tzdist@ietf.org>
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Subject: Re: [Tzdist] Next step
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Hi Daniel,

--On October 18, 2015 at 5:39:04 PM +0100 Daniel Migault 
<daniel.migault@ericsson.com>; wrote:

>     OPTION 1: There is significant interest and energy to work on topics
> in this area. In that case, we can think of re-chartering the WG. If you
> see any work in this area, let it us know as soon as possible, so we can
> define a new charter.

A couple of possible follow-up work items:

1) Add a location->tzid mapping extension to the tzdist protocol. That 
ought to be a relatively trivial extension to define if there is interest.

2) In conjunction with the IANA tzdb folks, define a media type that 
describes the "zoneinfo" file format (either a direct binary representation 
or, say, a JSON representation of that) so that tzdist servers can directly 
provide the zoneinfo file data that many OS's use.

-- 
Cyrus Daboo