The Time Zone Data Distribution Service (TZDIST) Geolocate Extension
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Network Working Group                                       K. Murchison
Internet-Draft                                                       CMU
Intended status: Standards Track                        October 14, 2016
Expires: April 17, 2017

  The Time Zone Data Distribution Service (TZDIST) Geolocate Extension
                  draft-murchison-tzdist-geolocate-00

Abstract

   This document defines an extension to the Time Zone Data Distribution
   Service (RFC 7808) to allow a client to determine the correct time
   zone for a geographic point location using a 'geo' URI (RFC 5870).

Open Issues

   o  Does the 'geo' URI value have to be percent-encoded?

   o  Should we advertise the supported coordinate reference systems
      (and if so, how?) or simply mandate crs=wgs84?

   o  Should we discuss territorial and/or international waters?

   o  What, if any, additional security and privacy concerns are
      introduced by this extension?

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  "geolocate" Action  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Examples: geolocate
           action  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Service Action Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  Registration of invalid-location Error URN  . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   Clients using a Time Zone Data Distribution Service (TZDIST),
   particularly mobile clients, may not have prior knowledge of which
   time zone is appropriate for a particular geographic region.  This
   specification defines a new TZDIST service action to allow a client
   to query a server with a geographic point location and have that
   server determine if the location lies within the boundaries of an
   existing time zone and return the corresponding time zone
   identifiers.

   This specification does not define the source of the time zone
   boundary data.  It is assumed that a reliable and accurate source is
   available.  Two such sources are [TZSHAPE] and [TZBB].

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2.  Conventions Used in This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
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