Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#12 closed defect (fixed)

meaning of timezone (related to timezone->time zone)

Reported by: eggert@… Owned by: cyrus@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: service Version:
Severity: Candidate WG Document Keywords:
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Description

Related to: Ticket 6
Draft: draft-douglass-timezone-service-11.txt

The draft uses the word "timezone" in a technical sense that disagrees with its ordinary use, and this should be explained. In ordinary usage "timezone" means something like Central European Time or East Africa Time, a usage that's not what's in the draft. I suggest starting Section 1.2's glossary with this definition:

Timezone: A description of the historical and predicted timekeeping practices of a collection of clocks that are intended to agree;

and appending something like the following paragraph to the glossary:

Note that the term "timezone" does not have the common meaning of a region of the world at a specific UTC offset, possibly modified by daylight saving time. For example, the Central European Time zone may correspond to several timezones "Europe/Berlin?", "Europe/Paris?", etc., because subregions have kept time differently in the past.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by lear@…

  • Component set to caldav-timezone-ref

This change was accepted in -01. I propose that this issue be closed.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by lear@…

  • Component changed from caldav-timezone-ref to service

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by mglt.ietf@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

text has been modified in section 1.2 http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tzdist-service-01#section-1.2

Time Zone: A description of the historical and predicted timekeeping

practices of a collection of clocks that are intended to agree;

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