Александр | 22 Jun 08:48 2016

[tz] Asia/Novosibirsk switch from +06 to +07 on 2016-07-24.

> The bill for Novosibirsk is here:
> http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/main.nsf/(Spravka)?OpenAgent&RN=1085784-6
> It has passed the first reading in the State Duma.  It needs to pass a second reading, then pass the
Federation Council, then be signed into law by the President.  Even if this all passes, it's possible the
effective date will change along the way.

> http://asozd2.duma.gov.ru/main.nsf/(SpravkaNew)?OpenAgent&RN=1085784-6&02

This bill was approved in the second reading today. It moves Novosibirsk oblast from UTC+6 to UTC+7 and is
supposed to come into effect on 2016-07-24 at 2:00. The bill needs to be approved in the third readings by
the State Duma, approved by the Federation Council, signed by the President and published to become a law.
Minor changes in the text are to be expected before the second reading (references need to be updated to
account for the recent changes).

Best regards, Alexander Golikov.

stefan.kruzlik.ext | 22 Jun 17:09 2016

[tz] Asia/Kashgar offset


Could you please confirm the current usage of offset of +6hours for Asia/Kashgar in your TZ database is correct?

Checking any available source on the internet
Google (search for 'Kashgar time')
Bing (search for 'Kashgar time')

All show offset of +8hours.

Stefan Kruzlik
SCO IT Geobus Solution Architect
Geodis IT Supply Chain Optimisation

7-9, allées de l'Europe
Tel. : + 33 (0)1 71 15 65 62
stefan.kruzlik.ext <at> geodis.com | geodis.com

Matt Johnson | 18 Jun 09:27 2016

[tz] America/Indiana/Vincennes

In zone.tab, the America/Indiana/Vincennes comments were changed to "Eastern - IN (Da, Du, K, Mn)".  IMHO,
those abbreviations aren't distinct enough to identify specific counties in Indiana.

We used to say "Daviess, Dubois, Knox & Martin".  Da and Du I might be able to figure out, but K could just as well
be Kosciusko County, and Mn could be Madison or Marion.

Can we just return them to their names please?

Andrey Kitsul | 16 Jun 08:59 2016

[tz] Asia/Novosibirsk switch from +06 to +07 on 2016-07-03.


Asia/Novosibirsk switch from +06 to +07 on 2016-07-03.


-- Kind regards, Andrey Kitsul.
Curtis Vogt | 16 Jun 15:30 2016

[tz] Julia tz compiler


I'm one of the main contributors to TimeZones.jl: a tz compiler written in the programming language Julia

I would appreciate if TimeZones.jl could be added to the "Other tz compilers" section on the https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tz-link.html page. The blurb could be written as:

[TimeZones.jl Time zone database access for Julia](https://github.com/JuliaTime/TimeZones.jl) compiles tz source into [Julia](http://julialang.org/). It is freely available under the MIT license.

Thanks for your time,

Curtis Vogt

Dave Rolsky | 16 Jun 16:28 2016

[tz] zdump broken with latest Cairo changes?

Here's a snippet of "zdump -v Africa/Cairo" with the latest changes:

Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 29 21:59:59 2038 UT = Thu Apr 29 23:59:59 2038 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 29 22:00:00 2038 UT = Fri Apr 30 01:00:00 2038 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep 23 20:59:59 2038 UT = Thu Sep 23 23:59:59 2038 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep 23 21:00:00 2038 UT = Thu Sep 23 23:00:00 2038 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 28 21:59:59 2039 UT = Thu Apr 28 23:59:59 2039 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 28 22:00:00 2039 UT = Fri Apr 29 01:00:00 2039 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep 15 20:59:59 2039 UT = Thu Sep 15 23:59:59 2039 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep 15 21:00:00 2039 UT = Thu Sep 15 23:00:00 2039 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 20 21:59:59 2039 UT = Thu Oct 20 23:59:59 2039 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 20 22:00:00 2039 UT = Fri Oct 21 01:00:00 2039 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 27 20:59:59 2039 UT = Thu Oct 27 23:59:59 2039 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 27 21:00:00 2039 UT = Thu Oct 27 23:00:00 2039 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 26 21:59:59 2040 UT = Thu Apr 26 23:59:59 2040 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Apr 26 22:00:00 2040 UT = Fri Apr 27 01:00:00 2040 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep  6 20:59:59 2040 UT = Thu Sep  6 23:59:59 2040 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Sep  6 21:00:00 2040 UT = Thu Sep  6 23:00:00 2040 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 11 21:59:59 2040 UT = Thu Oct 11 23:59:59 2040 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 11 22:00:00 2040 UT = Fri Oct 12 01:00:00 2040 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 25 20:59:59 2040 UT = Thu Oct 25 23:59:59 2040 EEST 
isdst=1 gmtoff=10800
Africa/Cairo  Thu Oct 25 21:00:00 2040 UT = Thu Oct 25 23:00:00 2040 EET 
isdst=0 gmtoff=7200

Note that things seem to be fine up to 2038, but then after that it 
reports 6+ transitions a year for the region.

This looks like a bug to me, and my Perl tools that parse the files still 
come up with just 2 transitions per year.



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[tz] the final second before standard time daylight savings time transitions



Is there any official documentation on the time zone for March 13 2016 in New York City, when the clock says 1:59:59.99991000 ?


My guess would be that it is EST or -04:00 offset, but I cannot find anything that discussed the fractions of the last second.


We store fractions of seconds, and we need to be able to convert to a particular offset.


Thanks for your work and your consideration.


P.S.  I have enjoyed the notes in the time zone rules.


Most Respectfully,


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Frank Bean | 15 Jun 14:27 2016

[tz] Cairo/Egypt

I just saw this update and need to add some detail I think.

     Africa/Cairo observes DST in 2016 from July 7 to the end of October.
     Guess October 27 and 24:00 transitions. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)
     For future years, guess April's last Thursday to October's last
     Thursday except for Ramadan.

Now, this may change next year but the current story from Egypt's government is that they will not be implementing DST until the end of Ramadan going forward.  
Paul Eggert | 14 Jun 18:13 2016

[tz] [tz-announce] 2016e release of tz code and data available

The 2016e release of the tz code and data is available.  It reflects the 
following changes, which were either circulated on the tz mailing list or are 
relatively minor technical or administrative changes:

   Changes affecting future time stamps

     Africa/Cairo observes DST in 2016 from July 7 to the end of October.
     Guess October 27 and 24:00 transitions. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)
     For future years, guess April's last Thursday to October's last
     Thursday except for Ramadan.

   Changes affecting past time stamps

     Locations while uninhabited now use '-00', not 'zzz', as a
     placeholder time zone abbreviation.  This is inspired by Internet
     RFC 3339 and is more consistent with numeric time zone
     abbreviations already used elsewhere.  The change affects several
     arctic and antarctic locations, e.g., America/Cambridge_Bay before
     1920 and Antarctica/Troll before 2005.

     Asia/Baku's 1992-09-27 transition from +04 (DST) to +04 (non-DST) was
     at 03:00, not 23:00 the previous day.  (Thanks to Michael Deckers.)

   Changes to code

     zic now outputs a dummy transition at time 2**31 - 1 in zones
     whose POSIX-style TZ strings contain a '<'.  This mostly works
     around Qt bug 53071 <https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-53071>.
     (Thanks to Zhanibek Adilbekov for reporting the Qt bug.)

   Changes affecting documentation and commentary

     tz-link.htm says why governments should give plenty of notice for
     time zone or DST changes, and refers to Matt Johnson's blog post.

     tz-link.htm mentions Tzdata for Elixir.  (Thanks to Matt Johnson.)

Here are links to the release files:


The files are also available via HTTP as follows:


As usual, links to the latest release files are here:



Each release file has a GPG signature, which can be retrieved by appending 
".asc" to the above URLs.  Copies of these signatures are appended to this message.

This release corresponds to ddb14859b156e72bb2daff70ff2fe59d6d82d545 dated 
2016-06-14 08:46:16 -0700 and tagged '2016e' in the experimental github 
repository at <https://github.com/eggert/tz>.

Here are the SHA-512 checksums for the release



Here are the GPG checksums for the release files:

Version: GnuPG v1

Version: GnuPG v1

Paul Eggert | 14 Jun 17:45 2016

[tz] [PATCH] Update tz-link.htm URLs

* tz-link.htm: Update URLs.  Also, add Chromium OS, and the tzdist
WG is now concluded.
 tz-link.htm | 79 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------------------
 1 file changed, 40 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tz-link.htm b/tz-link.htm
index b925c95..adb4fac 100644
--- a/tz-link.htm
+++ b/tz-link.htm
 <at>  <at>  -10,7 +10,7  <at>  <at> 
  content="Sources for time zone and daylight saving time data">
 <meta name="DC.Creator" content="Eggert, Paul">
 <meta name="DC.Contributor" content="Olson, Arthur David">
-<meta name="DC.Date" content="2016-05-29">
+<meta name="DC.Date" content="2016-06-14">
 <meta name="DC.Description"
  content="Sources of information about time zones and daylight saving time">
 <meta name="DC.Identifier"
 <at>  <at>  -46,13 +46,14  <at>  <at>  including
 <abbr title="GNU's Not Unix">GNU</abbr>
 C Library</a> (used in
 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux"><abbr>GNU</abbr>/Linux</a>),
-<a href="http://www.android.com">Android</a>,
-<a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS">Firefox
+<a href="https://www.android.com">Android</a>,
+<a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/B2G_OS">B2G
 <abbr title="Operating System">OS</abbr></a>,
 <a href="https://www.freebsd.org">Free<abbr
 title="Berkeley Software Distribution">BSD</abbr></a>,
 <a href="http://netbsd.org">Net<abbr>BSD</abbr></a>,
 <a href="http://www.openbsd.org">Open<abbr>BSD</abbr></a>,
+<a href="http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os">Chromium OS</a>,
 <a href="https://cygwin.com">Cygwin</a>,
 <a href="http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/"><abbr
 title="DJ's GNU Programming Platform">DJGPP</abbr></a>,
 <at>  <at>  -65,7 +66,7  <at>  <at>  title="Advanced Interactive eXecutive">AIX</abbr></a>,
 <a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/"><abbr
 title="iPhone OS">iOS</abbr></a>,
 <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com">Microsoft Windows</a>,
-<a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/servers/openvms/overview.html">Open<abbr
+<a href="http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/">Open<abbr
 title="Virtual Memory System">VMS</abbr></a>,
 <a href="https://www.oracle.com/database/index.html">Oracle Database</a>,
 <a href="http://oracle.com/solaris">Oracle Solaris</a>, and
 <at>  <at>  -176,17 +177,17  <at>  <at>  title="linefeed">LF</abbr></a>,
 which can be modified by common text editors such
 as <a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/">GNU Emacs</a>,
 <a href="https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit">gedit</a>, and
-<a href="http://www.vim.org/">vim</a>. One
+<a href="http://www.vim.org">vim</a>. One
 editor has a package to simplify editing further:</p>
 <li><a href="https://packagecontrol.io/packages/zoneinfo">Sublime
-zoneinfo</a> is a <a href="http://www.sublimetext.com/">Sublime
+zoneinfo</a> is a <a href="http://www.sublimetext.com">Sublime
 Text</a> package for syntax highlighting <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code>
 source files.</li>
 For further information about updates, please see
-<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6557">Procedures for
+<a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6557">Procedures for
 Maintaining the Time Zone Database</a> (Internet <abbr
 title="Request For Comments">RFC</abbr> 6557).</p>
 <h2>Commentary on the <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> database</h2>
 <at>  <at>  -214,7 +215,7  <at>  <at>  These are listed roughly in ascending order of complexity and fanciness.
 <li><a href="http://time.is">Time.is</a> shows locations'
 time and zones in a simple format.</li>
-<li><a href="https://www.timejones.com/">TimeJones.com</a> is a simple
+<li><a href="https://www.timejones.com">TimeJones.com</a> is a simple
 time zone converter.</li>
 href="http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/xtra/tzdatepick.html">Date and Time Gateway</a>
 <at>  <at>  -233,36 +234,36  <at>  <at>  Worldwide</a> lets you sort zone names and convert times.</li>
 calculates the current time difference between locations.</li>
 <li><a href="http://www.wx-now.com">Weather Now</a> lists the weather too.</li>
 <li><a href="http://www.thetimenow.com">The Time Now</a> also lists weather.</li>
-<li><a href="http://worldtime.io">worldtime.io</a>
+<li><a href="https://worldtime.io">worldtime.io</a>
 also contains data about time zone boundaries; it supports queries via place
 names and shows location maps.</li>
 <h2>Network protocols for <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> data</h2>
 <li>The <a href="http://www.ietf.org">Internet Engineering Task Force</a>'s
-<a href="http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/tzdist/charter/">Time Zone Data
-Distribution Service (tzdist) working group</a> has defined <a
+<a href="https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/tzdist/charter/">Time Zone Data
+Distribution Service (tzdist) working group</a> defined <a
 (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 7808), a time zone data distribution service,
-along with a <a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7809">calendar access
+along with a <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7809">calendar access
 protocol for transferring time zone data by reference</a>
-(Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 7809). This work is based
+(Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 7809). This work was based
 on the iCalendar and CalConnect efforts described below.</li>
-<li>The <a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545">
+<li>The <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5545">
 Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification
 (iCalendar)</a> (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 5445)
 covers time zone
 data; see its VTIMEZONE calendar component.
 The iCalendar format requires specialized parsers and generators; a
-variant <a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6321">xCal</a>
+variant <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6321">xCal</a>
 (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 6321) uses
 <a href="http://www.w3.org/XML/"><abbr
 title="Extensible Markup Language">XML</abbr></a> format, and a variant
-<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7265">jCal</a>
+<a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7265">jCal</a>
 (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 7265)
 uses <a href="http://www.json.org"><abbr
 title="JavaScript Object Notation">JSON</abbr></a> format.
-<a href="http://calconnect.org">CalConnect, The Calendaring and Scheduling
+<a href="https://www.calconnect.org">CalConnect, The Calendaring and Scheduling
 Consortium</a> is promoting further work in this area. <a
 TIMEZONE Problems and Recommendations</a> offers guidelines and
 <at>  <at>  -270,7 +271,7  <at>  <at>  recommendations for the use of VTIMEZONE and <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code>.</li>
 <li>The <a
 Registry and Service Recommendations</a> of CalConnect's
-<a href="http://calconnect.org/tc-timezone.shtml">TIMEZONE
+<a href="https://www.calconnect.org/about/technical-committees/tc-timezone">TIMEZONE
 Technical Committee</a> discusses a
 strategy for defining and deploying a time zone
 registration process that would establish unique names for each
 <at>  <at>  -288,7 +289,7  <at>  <at>  data</a> converted from <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code>.</li>
 <h2>Other <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> compilers</h2>
-<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/vzic/">Vzic</a> is a <a
+<li><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/vzic/">Vzic</a> is a <a
 program that compiles
 <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> source into iCalendar-compatible VTIMEZONE files.
 <at>  <at>  -297,21 +298,21  <at>  <at>  available under the <a
 General Public License (<abbr
 title="General Public License">GPL</abbr>)</a>.</li>
-<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/tzical/">tziCal &ndash; tz
+<li><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/tzical/">tziCal &ndash; tz
 database conversion utility</a> is like Vzic, except for the <a
-href="https://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework">.NET framework</a>
+href="https://www.microsoft.com/net">.NET framework</a>
 and with a <abbr>BSD</abbr>-style license.</li>
 contains a script <code>parse_olson</code> that compiles
-<code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> source into <a href="http://www.perl.org">Perl</a>
+<code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> source into <a href="https://www.perl.org">Perl</a>
 modules. It is part of the Perl <a
 href="http://datetime.perl.org">DateTime Project</a>, which is freely
 available under both the <abbr>GPL</abbr> and the Perl Artistic
 License. DateTime::TimeZone also contains a script
 <code>tests_from_zdump</code> that generates test cases for each clock
 transition in the <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> database.</li>
-<li>The <a href="http://howardhinnant.github.io/tz.html">Time Zone
+<li>The <a href="https://howardhinnant.github.io/date/tz.html">Time Zone
 Database Parser</a> is a
 <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B">C++</a> parser and
 runtime library. It is freely available under the
 <at>  <at>  -328,7 +329,7  <at>  <at>  into an <abbr>ICU</abbr>-specific format.
 <abbr>ICU</abbr> is freely available under a
 <abbr>BSD</abbr>-style license.</li>
 <li>The <a href="https://github.com/lau/tzdata">Tzdata</a> package for
-the <a href="http://elixir-lang.org/">Elixir</a> language downloads
+the <a href="http://elixir-lang.org">Elixir</a> language downloads
 and compiles tz source and exposes <abbr
 title="Application Program Interface">API</abbr>s for use. It is
 freely available under the <abbr
 <at>  <at>  -432,23 +433,23  <at>  <at>  in its JavaScript library for time zone conversion. Dates before 1970
 are not supported.</li>
 <li>The <a
-package contains <a href="http://haskell.org">Haskell</a> code that
+package contains <a href="https://www.haskell.org">Haskell</a> code that
 parses and uses <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> binary data. It is freely
 available under a <abbr>BSD</abbr>-style license.</li>
 <h2>Other <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code>-based time zone software</h2>
 <li><a href="https://foxclocks.org">FoxClocks</a>
-is an extension for <a href="http://www.google.com/chrome/">Google
+is an extension for <a href="https://www.google.com/chrome/">Google
 Chrome</a> and for <a
 Toolkit</a> applications like <a
 href="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/">Firefox</a> and <a
 It displays multiple clocks in the application window, and has a mapping
-interface to <a href="http://www.google.com/earth/">Google Earth</a>.
+interface to <a href="https://www.google.com/earth/">Google Earth</a>.
 It is freely available under the <abbr>GPL</abbr>.</li>
-<li><a href="http://golang.org">Go programming language</a>
+<li><a href="https://golang.org">Go programming language</a>
 implementations contain a copy of a 32-bit subset of a recent
 <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> database in a
 Go-specific format.</li>
 <at>  <at>  -464,7 +465,7  <at>  <at>  data (mentioned below) used by
 classes such as <a
 Windows Time Zones with <code>System.TimeZoneInfo</code></a> describes
 the older, proprietary method of Microsoft Windows 2000 and later,
 which stores time zone data in the
 <at>  <at>  -495,7 +496,7  <at>  <at>  licenses</a> to <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> contributors.</li>
 <h2>Other time zone databases</h2>
-<li><a href="http://www.astro.com/cgi/aq.cgi">Atlas Query</a>
+<li><a href="http://www.astro.com/atlas">Time-zone Atlas</a>
 is Astrodienst's Web version of Shanks and Pottenger's
 time zone history atlases published in both <a
 <at>  <at>  -557,8 +558,8  <at>  <at>  sets of <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> regions.</li>
 <li>The <a href="https://github.com/bradfitz/latlong">latlong package</a>
 maps geographical coordinates to a <code><abbr>tz</abbr></code> region.
 It is written in Go and is freely available under the Apache License.</li>
-<li><a href="http://derickrethans.nl/what-time-is-it.html">What Time
-is It Here?</a> applies <a href="http://www.mongodb.org">MongoDB</a>
+<li><a href="https://derickrethans.nl/what-time-is-it.html">What Time
+is It Here?</a> applies <a href="https://www.mongodb.com">MongoDB</a>
 geospatial query operators to shapefiles' data.</li>
 <li><a href="http://statoids.com/statoids.html">Administrative
 Divisions of Countries ("Statoids")</a> contains lists of
 <at>  <at>  -593,7 +594,7  <at>  <at>  surveys the evolution of timekeeping.</li>
 <li><a href="http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/">About Daylight
 Saving Time &ndash; History, rationale, laws &amp; dates</a>
 is an overall history of <abbr>DST</abbr>.</li>
-<li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/timezone/">Working with Time Zones</a>
+<li><a href="https://www.w3.org/TR/timezone/">Working with Time Zones</a>
 contains guidelines and best practices for software applications that
 deal with civil time.</li>
 <li><a href="http://energy.ca.gov/daylightsaving.html">Saving Time,
 <at>  <at>  -693,7 +694,7  <at>  <at>  Time Protocol</a> (<abbr
 title="Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers">IEEE</abbr> 1588)
 can achieve submicrosecond clock accuracy on a local area network.</li>
 Options for <abbr title="Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol">DHCP</abbr></a>
 (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 4833)
 specifies a <a
 <at>  <at>  -738,7 +739,7  <at>  <at>  dedicated not only to leap seconds but to precise time and frequency
 in general. It covers the state of the art in amateur timekeeping, and
 how the art has progressed over the past few decades.</li>
 title="International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service">IERS</abbr>
 Bulletins</a> contains official publications of the International
 Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, which decides
 <at>  <at>  -778,17 +779,17  <at>  <at>  title="International Organization for Standardization">ISO</abbr>
 8601:2004 &ndash; Data elements and interchange formats &ndash; Information
 interchange &ndash; Representation of dates and times</a>.</li>
-<a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime"><abbr>XML</abbr>
+<a href="https://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime"><abbr>XML</abbr>
 Schema: Datatypes &ndash; dateTime</a> specifies a format inspired by
 <abbr>ISO</abbr> 8601 that is in common use in <abbr>XML</abbr> data.</li>
-<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322">Internet
+<a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5322">Internet
 Message Format</a> (Internet <abbr>RFC</abbr> 5322) &sect;3.3
 specifies the time notation used in email and <a
-<a href="http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3339">Date and Time
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Mina Samuel | 14 Jun 10:10 2016

[tz] Egypt DST

Here below the confirmation link from official government website regarding Egypt DST 2016:





3. On the basis of work to take coordinated world time on the GMT basis for determining the legal time in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the cabinet approved the draft decision of the PM which provides for the timing of Egypt by adding two hours to the coordinated world time (GMT 2).


As provided for in the draft resolution that the cabinet may amend the legal time stipulated in article 1 of this law during the period or specific periods of the year in accordance with the considerations of the true connoisseur.


The draft resolution would be in addition to the timing of a specific legal special decision on timing and legal status, the starting from the beginning on Friday, 8 July 2016 until the end of the day on Thursday, 27 October of the same year.