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FAQ Topic - How do I format Last Modified date with javascript

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FAQ Topic - How do I format Last Modified date with javascript
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Apparently, new Date() reads it correctly, though problems
can occur if the browser returns only two digits for the year.
In particular, time zone, field order and separators may vary.
It is also reliant on the server's clock having been correctly
set at the time of upload. See the URL
below.

http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/js-date2.htm#lM
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FAQ Topic - How do I format Last Modified date with javascript
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Apparently, ‹ new Date() › reads it correctly, though problems
can occur if the browser returns only two digits for the year.
In particular, time zone, field order and separators may vary.
It is also reliant on the server's clock having been correctly
set at the time of upload. See the URL
below.

http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/js-date2.htm#lM

That's correct, IMHO. But I think it gives insufficient stress to
variations between browsers.

"The format of the document.lastModified string is browser-dependent. In
particular, time zone and indication, field order and separators may
vary. Doubtless ‹ new Date(dlM) › will understand the format, but
error can occur if the browser returns only two digits for the year.
Validity is also reliant on the server's clock having been correctly set
at the time of upload. See the URL below."

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PAS EXE etc : <URL:http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/programs/- see 00index.htm
Dates - miscdate.htm moredate.htm js-dates.htm pas-time.htm critdate.htm etc.
Nov 9 '06 #2

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