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DTV13 — Definition of 'standard time' is inadequate and 'local time' is wrong

  • Key: DTV13-106
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Thematix Partners LLC ( Mr. Edward J. Barkmeyer)
  • Summary:

    Clause 10.5 defines standard time to be any local calendar that is specified as an offset from UTC. But British Summer Time, for example, is UTC+0100, and it is not typically considered to be a "standard time". The standard time for the UK is GMT (=UTC). Standard time is a specific local calendar that is specified as a UTC offset that is approximately consistent with local sun time.
    Similarly, local time is not about whether it has an offset from UTC, but rather the calendar that is in effect for a given place at a given time.

  • Reported: DTV 1.2 — Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:41 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — DTV 1.3
  • Disposition Summary:

    Correct the definitions of standard time and local time

    The definitions of 'standard time' and 'local time' given in clause 10.5 match the definitions given in the ISO 8601 "source". While these may not be the meanings some users expect, there is no good reason to invent other definitions for the terms.

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