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ANSWERED Date and time in international format ISO 8601

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As an European based company I would have expected that AirVPN would have implemented this from the beginning.


It would be really great if this could be implemented. So nobody has to wonder whether his connection was established on the second day of March or the third day of February. Most people in the world use 24h notations and the international standard for the date is YYYY-MM-DD.


This link summarizes the international standards and explains why this should be used.



Little extract from the page above:

"The 24h time notation specified here has already been the de-facto standard all over the world in written language for decades. The only exception are a few English speaking countries, where still notations with hours between 1 and 12 and additions like “a.m.” and “p.m.” are in wide use. The common 24h international standard notation is widely used now even in England (e.g. at airports, cinemas, bus/train timetables, etc.). Most other languages do not even have abbreviations like “a.m.” and “p.m.” and the 12h notation is certainly hardly ever used on Continental Europe to write or display a time. Even in the U.S., the military and computer programmers have been using the 24h notation for a long time."

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On the homepage in the client area, for example in the session statistics




In the orders section:




In the forum:




Only a tiny fraction of the world population, and surely also a tiny fraction of the AirVPN users use the American notations. As a European or International company, it would benefit most of the AirVPN users to implement this ISO standard.


Is this noon or midnight?




The old English 12h notation has many disadvantages like:

It is longer than the normal 24h notation.

It takes somewhat more time for humans to compare two times in 12h notation.

It is not clear, how 00:00, 12:00 and 24:00 are represented. Even encyclopedias and style manuals contain contradicting descriptions and a common quick fix seems to be to avoid “12:00 a.m./p.m.” altogether and write “noon”, “midnight”, or “12:01 a.m./p.m.” instead, although the word “midnight” still does not distinguish between 00:00 and 24:00 (midnight at the start or end of a given day).

It makes people often believe that the next day starts at the overflow from “12:59 a.m.” to “1:00 a.m.”, which is a common problem not only when people try to program the timer of VCRs shortly after midnight.

It is not easily comparable with a string compare operation.

It is not immediately clear for the unaware, whether the time between “12:00 a.m./p.m.” and “1:00 a.m./p.m.” starts at 00:00 or at 12:00, i.e. the English 12h notation is more difficult to understand."


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Very much appreciated! Thank you again!

AirVPN is the most reliable and attentive service provider I've encountered. I will stay with AirVPN for as long as there is an internet!

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