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

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at videotron.ca
Mon Aug 15 17:28:07 EDT 2011


Thanks for this, Bob.  I did some more poking around myself and this seems to work.  Not too difficult remove the HTML.

on mouseUp
   put url ("http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl")
end mouseUp



On Mon, Aug 15, 2011, at 3:45 PM, use-livecode-request at lists.runrev.com wrote:

> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:25:06 -0700
> From: Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Subject: Re: Grabbing the Date and Time From a Time Server on the
> 	Internet
> Message-ID: <5EC0DA15-9BE3-41D9-B047-250E2733C630 at twft.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
> 
> 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




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