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DTV13 — Characterization of time offset as a role of duration is inconsistent

  • Key: DTV13-105
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Mr. Edward J. Barkmeyer)
  • Summary:

    Clause 10.5 defines time offset to be a role of 'duration'. But the intent of time offset is to describe the difference between a local time and UTC time at a given instant. That difference is only a duration if we agree that there can be negative durations. Otherwise that difference must be described as a duration and a direction. The latter is what the introductory text describes.

  • Reported: DTV 1.2 — Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:33 GMT
  • Disposition: Duplicate or Merged — DTV 1.3
  • Disposition Summary:

    Merge to Issue DTV13-101

    The RTF agrees that 'time offset' is not just a role of duration – it is the characterization of a difference between a calendar and UTC that involves a direction (ahead of or behind UTC) and a duration. The verb that introduces the term – calendar1 differs from calendar2 by time offset – actually refers to a role of 'duration' but 'differs from' is an ambiguous wording. It is replaced by 'calendar1 is duration ahead of calendar2', with the same synonymous forms using + and -. 'time offset' then characterizes the difference as 'ahead' or the inverse 'behind' together with the duration.

    Because Issue 13-101 moves the text in question, the revised text is included in the resolution of issue 13-101.

  • Updated: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:45 GMT