Grabbing the Date and Time From a Time Server on the Internet

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Aug 15 15:10:27 EDT 2011


it's UDP.   One could use sockets in Livecode. Probably pretty easy to make
a Time Server LIb

here's the poop from the time
people<http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/its.cfm>

http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/its.cfm

On 15 August 2011 11:57, stephen barncard
<stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com>wrote:

> Bob, I don't see a "ton of html" at
> http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl
> It's just about as simple as it could be presented. It took just a few
> lines of Livecode to scrape. Determine AM and PM and one could even
> translate to 24 hour clock. There's about a half second of latency.
>
> I just see this html:
>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final"//EN>
> <html>
> <body>
> <TITLE>What time is it?</TITLE>
> <H2> US Naval Observatory Master Clock Time</H2> <H3><PRE>
> <BR>Aug. 15, 18:52:50 UTC		Universal Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 02:52:50 PM EDT	Eastern Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 01:52:50 PM CDT	Central Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 12:52:50 PM MDT	Mountain Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 11:52:50 AM PDT	Pacific Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 10:52:50 AM AKDT	Alaska Time
> <BR>Aug. 15, 08:52:50 AM HAST	Hawaii-Aleutian Time
> </PRE></H3><P><A HREF="http://www.usno.navy.mil"> US Naval Observatory</A>
>
> </body></html>
>
>
>
> On 15 August 2011 10:25, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
>
>> This returns a ton of html, from which the date time can be filtered using
>> "<H2>*", but since it takes about 30 seconds to run, and returns 32 entries,
>> I am not sure how useful this would for him, if he wanted an exact time
>> (within a second or two).
>>
>> Time servers are NTP:\\ aren't they? Looks like the revURL library does
>> not support NTP, or not that I can see. Any attempt to use it in a URL
>> returns empty in it and invalid URL: in the result.
>>
>> A quick browse for http based time servers came up dry.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Aug 13, 2011, at 11:15 AM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>>
>> > Gregory-
>> >
>> > Saturday, August 13, 2011, 10:33:29 AM, you wrote:
>> >
>> >> Taking another kick at the cat here.  I’d like to use something like
>> >
>> >>        get url (http://[time server address])
>> >
>> > How's this?
>> >
>> > http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/anim
>> >
>> > --
>> > -Mark Wieder
>> > mwieder at ahsoftware.net
>> >
>> >
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>
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