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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4034493

java.util.TimeZone's documentation for timezone ids inadequate

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 1.1.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core-libs

      Description


      The javadoc for java.util.TimeZone suggests that I use
      TimeZone.getAvailableIDs() to figure out the ID for the timezone
      I want.

      This isn't good enough. The three-letter abbreviations that we've chosen
      to use probably aren't known to everybody. For example, when I lived
      in France I though that my timezone was called MET (Middle European Time).
      There is a timezone called MET, but TimeZone uses that for Middle Eastern
      Time. Without the source for TimeZone, I would have never guessed the
      abbreviation used for Middle European Time.

      We really need to list the abbreviations with their meanings somewhere.

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              Assignee:
              aliusunw Alan Liu (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              bfootesunw Bill Foote (Inactive)
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