Just making the time stamp more human readable is important so I too am in 
favor of a ’T’ to separate the date and time !

From: CF-metadata 
<cf-metadata-boun...@cgd.ucar.edu<mailto:cf-metadata-boun...@cgd.ucar.edu>> on 
behalf of Bob Simons - NOAA Federal 
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:14 PM
To: CF Metadata <cf-metadata@cgd.ucar.edu<mailto:cf-metadata@cgd.ucar.edu>>
Subject: Re: [CF-metadata] Temporal nitpicks.

I vote to encourage the use of the T between date and time.
* The T is the official method to connect the date and the time in the various 
ISO 8601 standards, notably the ISO 8601:2004 "extended" format String. As long 
as we are encouraging a specific format, let's encourage the official one, not 
the one which might be "most common".
* The T serves an important function: it indicates that a time follows the 
date. Otherwise, it is harder for software (and humans) to know if the 
subsequent information is a time or some other information.


Bob Simons
IT Specialist
Environmental Research Division
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center
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Email: bob.sim...@noaa.gov<mailto:bob.sim...@noaa.gov>

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