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Re: Precision better than one second

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"Byrd, Donald A." <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion of the Developing Date/Time Standards <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:31:11 -0500

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Good point. So in that respect, allowing fractional seconds in EDTF
would actually make things simpler.

--Don


On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:01:28 -0500, Gerard Ashton
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Following up on Donald Byrd's argument, it's possible code reuse and data
> reuse may both occur
> with applications that use the full ISO 8601 standard. In this situation, it
> would be necessary to modify
> code that might otherwise be reused to make sure that any data coming into
> an EDTF application
> does not contain fractional seconds, and take appropriate action if it does,
> such as signaling an
> error, truncating, or rounding off. If two EDTF applications process the
> same ISO 8601 data,
> and one truncates while the other rounds, they will potentially produce
> different results. While
> the practical equivalence of the results may be apparent to a human,
> automation may simply
> consider them different and signal an error.
>
> Gerard Ashton
>


--
Donald Byrd
Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow
Adjunct Associate Professor of Informatics
Visiting Scientist, Research Technologies
Indiana University Bloomington

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