Ok heres the background:
Huai-min and I had a face to face talk with Dan Swank and talked about the issues with the OISST and the Blended Sea Winds aggregated data showing ISO dates versus the indices that the "community" need for their legacy code and scripts.
Not a question of legacy versus non-legacy, it is a question of standards. One could argue what the CF or COARDS standard should use for its time units, and there is a forum for that. But at the moment, ISO strings are not part of these standards. Moreover, the service has as part of its metadata that what I receive are COARDS compliant, which they are not. It would be no different than if my service said it was OGC of ISO complaint and what was returned didn't follow the standard - our code would be broken. We code to to the standard, which makes our code interoperable with all datasets that follow that standard.
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