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CLDR Ticket #9217(accepted data)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

Deprecate zone ID - America/Santa_Isabel?

Reported by: yoshito Owned by: yoshito
Component: timezone Data Locale:
Phase: dsub Review:
Weeks: Data Xpath:


In tzdata2016a, America/Santa_Isabel was moved to backward file. In northamerica file, there is a comment below:

# From Paul Eggert (2015-10-08):
# Formerly there was an America/Santa_Isabel zone, but this appears to
# have come from a misreading of
# http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5127480&fecha=06/01/2010
# It has been moved to the 'backward' file.

America/Santa_Isabel is a canonical zone in CLDR. It's not harmful, but obviously unnecessary (unlike zones moved to backzone file in IANA). We should probably deprecate the zone in CLDR.


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to yoshito
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 30

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by yoshito

In tz database, the conclusion is that the zone was not necessary, and same with America/Tijuana.

Metazone "Mexico_Northwest" is exclusively used by America/Santa_Isabel. So, if America/Santa_Isabel is deprecated, and treated as an alias of America/Tijuana, then the metazone "Mexico_Northwest" should be gone.

However, according to the wikipedia topic Time in Mexico, "Northwest Zone" is there. This zone is equivalent to "Pacific Time" in US and Canada, but "Pacific Zone" in Mexico is equivalent to "Mountain Time" in US and Canada.

At this moment, America/Tijuana is mapped to metazone "America_Pacific", while it should be in "Northwest Zone" in Mexico - and it looks the metazone "Mexico_Northwest" would be the proper place holder for the name.

So, when moving the zone into deprecated list, we should decide what to do with "Mexico_Northwest", which also may revisit Mexican zones situation.

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by yoshito

  • Milestone changed from 30 to 31

comment:4 Changed 13 months ago by yoshito

  • Milestone changed from 31 to 32

comment:5 Changed 6 months ago by emmons

  • Milestone changed from 32 to 33

comment:6 Changed 4 weeks ago by yoshito

  • Milestone changed from 33 to 34

Revisit this for 34.


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