Without the ¹T' the ISO compliance of the time stamp is in a gray area.

According to the wiki


"It is permitted to omit the 'T' character by mutual agreement²

But then I would assume:

<date>T<time> turns into <date><time>

(no space between date and time, exceedingly less human readable)

On 9/22/16, 3:43 PM, "CF-metadata on behalf of Seth McGinnis"
<cf-metadata-boun...@cgd.ucar.edu on behalf of mcgin...@ucar.edu> wrote:

>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 ¹T¹ 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 <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.
>> -- 
>> Sincerely,
>> Bob Simons
>> IT Specialist
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