Getting server time from a client stack accessing it
andre.rombauts at win.be
Tue Apr 6 08:27:44 EDT 2004
Great tip Frank, indeed! Thanks. It is working fine... Here is the script I
made. The mouseUp is a button handler being invoked after typing a server
URL under the form www.name.domain. The server headers contain the Internet
time but without the UTC + offset, thus the function adds +0000 to set it
correctly the GMT time returned.
Once more an example of how easy it is to 'create' with Run Rev!
put empty into field "fDate"
put getServerTime (the text of field "inputURL") into varDate
convert varDate from internet date and time to system date and time
put varDate into field "fDate"
function getServerTime serverURL
put "http://" & serverURL into varURL
get URL varURL
put libURLLastRHHeaders() into varDate
set itemDelimiter to space
return item 2 to 6 of line lineOffset("Date:",varDate) of varDate & "
> Most servers return the current server time in the Date: HTTP
> header, so you should be able to ask for any page on the
> server to get the time. The date is formatted in a standard
> "Internet" time (see the RR docs).
> The response headers will look like this:
> HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n
> Server: foo\r\n
> Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 16:59:24 GMT\r\n
> -- Frank
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