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[Bug 17857] i18n-ISSUE-92: time zone vs. time zone offset

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Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:35:22 +0000
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--- Comment #6 from Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com> ---
When I (and others in the I18N WG) use the word "time zone" I mean explicitly
the value/id associated with rules (current and historical), as defined by the
IANA time zone database:

   http://www.iana.org/time-zones

I use the term "zone offset" to refer to the UTC +/- values seen on e.g. ISO
8601 date/time values. This has all of the problems you describe.

And the I18N WG is not asking you to fully explain all of this. We are asking
you to provide links to a reference which does and a note pointing out merely
that a zone offset is insufficient for almost anything other than a timestamp.

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