JDK-4034493 : java.util.TimeZone's documentation for timezone ids inadequate
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util:i18n
  • Affected Version: 1.1.1
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 1997-02-25
  • Updated: 1998-03-02
  • Resolved: 1998-03-02
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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.