Last Modified Date
automatically display the last date of change on a page (see
bottom of page) doesn't work properly with Firefox. Although I'm
not attempting to keep these pages completely browser neutral
(sorry, don't have a Mac), I am at least trying to keep them
compatible with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
Turns out that Firefox returns a much more informative string for document.lastModified than IE does. I thought I could hack my script quickly to be compatible with Firefox, but no such luck. I have a strong suspicion that it has to do with the fact that my Internet provider uses FreeBSD. In other words, I think these things can be server dependent as well as browser dependent. For now, the Firefox output will look strange. I have to find the time to write a truly robust date parsing function.
I managed to hack my script so that it outputs the same thing for Internet Explorer and Firefox. It's not pretty though, it'll probably break for other browsers. Must find a way to do this elegantly...
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