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Re: editorial comments on http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/DateTime

From: Michael Smith <msmith@clarkparsia.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:00:49 -0400
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1219251649.29521.5.camel@msmith-laptop-wired.int.clarkparsia.com>

On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 12:26 -0400, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

> > We also do not find a justification for having the range of  
> > timezone be -840 to +840. The range of timezones currently in use  
> > ranges from UTC-12 to UTC+14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 
> > List_of_time_zones).
> >
> >
> 
> Are we asking for a justification or are we saying we would prefer to  
> use -12 to +14?

I propose dropping these two sentences altogether.  The obvious,
unsatisfying justification is that the BNF for timezones from -14 to +14
(see [1]) is easier to specify than the BNF for timezones from -12 to
+14.  The -840 to +840 minute range matches -14 to +14 hour range.

-- 
Mike Smith

Clark & Parsia

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xmlschema11-2-20080620/#nt-tzFrag
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