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Sat Feb 20 16:44:08 CET 2016
Graham Samuel wrote:
> In LCS, I can write a line of code that says something like
> put the time
> This will of course put the time as perceived by the server where in
> the world my copy of LCS happens to be hosted. Given that this is
> arbitrary from the point of view of a user of the server, it would be
> easier for me if I could show the time as UTC, or what us Brits used
> to call Greenwich Mean Time.
> Is there any way of doing this, either within the LC engine, or by
> querying the server parameters, assuming it to be running Apache? Or
> do I have to invoke a service like worldtimeserver.com
I believe you should be able to use "the internet date" for that, since
it includes the UTC offset from which you can calculate UTC itself.
> PS: IMHO LiveCode Server should be called ‘LiveCode Server Edition’,
> since the engine isn’t itself a server, it just **runs** on a server,
> AFAIKS. The idea of a server-within-a-server seems confusing to me.
Agreed, it would make it more understandable. Or perhaps even more
specifically, "LiveCode CGI".
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