I propose a small change to be included in the next StationXML schema
version that would force all datetimes to be explicitly marked as being
Technical details can be found here:
The proposed change forces all datetimes in a StationXML file to end
with `Z`. This explicitly marks them as being in UTC which (according to
the SEED standard) must be given in any case.
It is currently possible to have non-UTC datetimes...
Dear WG2 members,
during the last months numerous e-mails have been sent around in the discussion on the future of the
mini-SEED (mseed) format as initialized by the strawman proposal by IRIS, both to the FDSN WG2 mailing
list and also off-line. These e-mails have shown there is a lot of interest to think constructively about a
modernized mseed format while at the same time there are severe concerns related to, in particular,
backwards compatibility as the current format is strongly embedded...