I have to disagree. Personally, I find the T a lot less readable than
separating them with a space.
On 9/22/16 4:04 PM, Armstrong, Edward M (398G) wrote:
> 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 <bob.sim...@noaa.gov <mailto:bob.sim...@noaa.gov>>
> Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:14 PM
> To: CF Metadata <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>>
> 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
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