Dear Chris et al.

I may have missed it - are you proposing a change or a clarification to the
text of the CF standard document?

Best wishes and thanks

Jonathan

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> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:52:48 -0700
> From: Chris Barker <chris.bar...@noaa.gov>
> To: Nan Galbraith <ngalbra...@whoi.edu>
> CC: "cf-metadata@cgd.ucar.edu" <cf-metadata@cgd.ucar.edu>
> Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] Temporal nitpicks. Was: CF-metadata Digest, Vol
>       161, Issue 3
> 
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:45 AM, Nan Galbraith <ngalbra...@whoi.edu> wrote:
> 
> > Can we recommend the use of ISO-compatible date strings, with
> > the caveat that time zone should always be included?
> >
> 
> Yes, we really should do that (though it's an offset that is specified, not
> a time zone)
> 
> It's unfortunate that ISO defaults to local  time, and that seems to be
> > non-negotiable.
> >
> 
> yup :-(
> 
> This is what we use in the OceanSITES implementation of CF. Obviously,
> > it won't solve everyone's needs,
> 
> 
> I'm trying to see whos needs it wouldn't suit folks may well want local
> time, rather than UTC, but having it be unspecified does no one any good.
> 
> and specifying times in "true" local time, with DST baked in is simply a
> nightmare for everyone --- it really, really should be discouraged!
> 
> -CHB
> 
> 
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