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

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Aug 15 15:23:40 EDT 2011


Oh hey there you go! But that was not the URL originally posted. 

Bob


On Aug 15, 2011, at 11:57 AM, stephen barncard 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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