[MlMt] Displaying the midnight hour

Gavan Schneider list.gavan at galeel.com
Mon Jan 3 00:13:53 EST 2022

On 3 Jan 2022, at 15:52, Antonio Leding wrote:

> My research informs me that both 00:00 and 24:00 are, in some 
> situations, used interchangeably for the top-of-the-hour at midnight.  
> However, that same research shows that the time between midnight and 
> 1am are denoted using 00:xx format; consider “Zero Dark Thirty” = 
> 30 minutes past midnight or 00:30.  In fact, I was unable to find any 
> standardized uses of the 24:xx format for describing times between the 
> top-of-midnight & 1am; all of the refs I found used 00:xx.
See below for the standardised use (which is probably not in 
‘standard’ use of course — https://xkcd.com/2562 )

> I have discovered that Mailmate displays times between top-of-midnight 
> & 1am using the 24:xx format so, with the above in mind, I wanted to 
> ask if this is intentional or a bug?
It’s only a bug if Benny didn’t want this to happen, however it is 
not correct according to standard:

	As of ISO 8601-1:2019 midnight may only be referred to as "00:00", 
corresponding to the beginning of a calendar day.
	Earlier versions of the standard allowed "24:00" corresponding to the 
end of a day, but this is explicitly disallowed by the 2019 revision.


Gavan Schneider
Gavan Schneider, Sodwalls, NSW, Australia
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well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and 
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