============================== CFJ 2927 ==============================
An announcement of intent to ratify the future state of a document
is not sufficiently clear to satisfy R1728 intent specification.
Called by G.: 15 Dec 2010 20:26:16 GMT
Assigned to Murphy: 20 Dec 2010 07:01:07 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy: 09 Jan 2011 19:27:52 GMT
A statement/admission that such announcements are indeterminate:
On Wed, 15 Dec 2010, omd wrote:
> Arguments: Actually, I'm not sure the document is incorrect; rather,
> its correctness is indeterminate, as it refers to future events. If I
> had been more specific about time frames (the document is meant to be
> ratified before 6938 passes), it would have been correct despite the
> future reference, as it's of the form "if X, then Y", where Y would
> logically follow from X. However, it cannot be considered incorrect
> unless (X and not Y) actually occurs.
And see CFJ 2316 for some (perhaps limited-in-application) guidance
on what constitutes clarity for future state specification.
Judge Murphy's Arguments:
In general, FALSE, due to e.g. "I intend to ratify the next
Registrar's report that I publish". In the specific case in question,
while the document in question referred to future events, it was
reasonably clear up front what was being attempted (what was unclear
was whether it would work).