And What About the Internet Date and Time?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Aug 19 12:05:49 EDT 2011


Yes that is correct. There is no way to get around this, because unless a device has GPS turned on and he is in a location where the GPS is working, and assuming the user didn't turn off the GPS on his device...

Well you can see that there are too many what if's, and it only takes one to introduce doubt. I suppose you could attempt by way of IP address to generally locate the computer. You would need a resource that could tell you by IP address what the general location of someone is. 

Is it that important to be absolutely sure?

Bob


On Aug 18, 2011, at 1:03 PM, Gregory Lypny wrote:

> Hello again everyone,
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> Okay, please don’t hate me.  I'm still trying to nail down a reasonably accurate system-independent date and time stamp to use in my student client app that will submit and retrieve data from my Mac.  I will post a modest enhancement to Stephan Barncard’s excellent returnNISTime function shortly.
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> My question is, How does LiveCode know the local computer’s time zone when we ask for the date in the Internet Date format?  My guess is that the computer’s owner has to have set it.  And if the person is on the move, it may be incorrect even if it was set at their primary location.  Yes?
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> Gregory
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