WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:
- Retrieving specific date and time information from a Date object
- Modifying the date and time of a Date object
- Delaying the execution of a function
- Executing a function at a set interval of time
Date object. You looked at some of the properties and methods of the
Date object, including the following:
- The methods
getFullYear()enable you to retrieve date values from inside a
setFullYear()methods enable you to set the date values of an existing
getMilliseconds()methods retrieve the time values in a
setMilliseconds()methods enable you to set the time values of an existing
One thing not covered in that chapter is the idea that the time depends on your location around the world. In this chapter you correct that omission by looking at date and time in relation to world time.
For example, imagine you have a chat room on your website and want to organize a chat for a certain date and time. Simply stating 15:30 is not good enough if your website attracts international visitors. The time 15:30 could be Eastern Standard Time, Pacific Standard Time, the time in the United Kingdom, or even the time in ...