Example 12

Questionable Subcommittee justification.

REASON FOR NEGATIVE AND COMMITTEE ACTION

Ms. Doe voted negative for the following reason:

Breaking length is a function only of grammage (basis weight) in units of mass per unit area, and tensile strength in units of force per unit width. The property is independent of specimen width. I agree that in standard tests the specimen width is specified and used in calculating tensile strength, but it does not further enter into calculation of the breaking length. Delete "the width of the tensile strength specimen" from the definition.

SUBCOMMITTEE ACTION

At the meeting on 1/10/98, Subcommittee X99.13 voted 13-0-0 to rule Ms. Doe’s negative Not Persuasive for the following reason:

The wording put forward is identical to that published for this same term in the DICTIONARY OF WIDGETS, 49th Edition, WIDGETS R US Press. The committee sees no reason to change this term unless and until this term changes in the "Dictionary of Widgets." Committee X99 makes every effort to harmonize between Widgets R US and ASTM.

MAIN COMMITTEE ACTION

At their meeting on 04/10/99 the main committee voted 35-0-1 to uphold the decision of the subcommittee.