Chapter 10. Date, Time, and Timers
Date object. You looked at some of the properties and methods of the
Date object, including the following:
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'll be correcting that omission by looking at date and time in relation to world time.
For example, imagine you have a chat room on your web site and want to organize a chat for a certain date and time. Simply stating 15:30 is not good enough if your web site 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 Kuala Lumpur. You could of course say 15:30 EST and let your visitors work out what that means, but even that isn't foolproof. There is an EST in Australia as well as in the United States. Wouldn't it be great if you could automatically convert ...