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Posts: 1,415
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Want short/hhtp time zone name like "EST"

Hi,

I'mhaving a problem getting an http compatible date due to inability to make a short time zone name.

If I just use toString() or SimpleDateFormat with "z", I seem to get something like this,

 

Sat, 20 09 2008 09:44:29 America/New_York

 

where I want "EST" instead of the america thing. What did I miss here?

 SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(" E, dd MM yyyy  HH:mm:ss z");

Thanks.

BlackBerry Development Advisor
Posts: 15,888
Registered: ‎07-09-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV
My Carrier: Bell

Re: Want short/hhtp time zone name like "EST"

The API is working as intended.  You could use the TimeZone.getRawOffset method to determine the GMT offset for a given time zone and then append the shortened time zone to the end of your date.
Mark Sohm
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Posts: 1,415
Registered: ‎07-30-2008
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Re: Want short/hhtp time zone name like "EST"

Thanks, I normally invent my own stuff but I would have thought that support for IETF or w3 dates would be automatic.

Is there a wireless spec that deviates from the short timezone thing ( am I missing the easy way to fix this)?