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Thread: Server Time vs Local Time

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    Server Time vs Local Time

    This example gives the closest server time that you are using:

    var serverTime = new Date();
    var hours = serverTime.getHours();

    I need the local computer time for Timezone calculations:

    var localTime = ?;
    var hours = localTime.getHours();
    Last edited by Philosophaie; 04-06-2014 at 04:50 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Behind you...
    I don't think javascript can get server times. It's a client-side langauge and can only read the user's local time (based on their PC's clock. If their PC clock is wrong so will the javascript time).
    The Date() function always creates a date object based on the user's local computer time.
    "Given billions of tries, could a spilled bottle of ink ever fall into the words of Shakespeare?"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    You might want to check this link.


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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    The Date() object relies on the user's computer clock, not the server. So you have the local computer time and you can check getGMTOffset or getTimezoneOffset as needed for any conversions.
    Rick Trethewey
    Rainbo Design

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