January 3, 2008
How to find out when a web page was last updated — J. D. Biersdorfer will sort you out in a New York Times minute
Ms. Biersdorfer's weekly Times Q&A about computer-based technology is usually about a million miles over my head.
Every now and then, though, she drops a pearl even a TechnoDolt™ can use.
Today's item is very cool, and follows.
Full disclosure: I'm so stupid it took me a couple tries to do it successfully.
In my (admittedly weak) defense, I do believe Ms. Biersdorfer might have deigned to consider those of us at the bottom of the technology food chain and noted that we should first empty the address bar before typing in the magic characters.
But I quibble too much, I fear.
January 3, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink
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Thank you! I tested it on one page that I already knew the answer to. Your code gave me the current date and time (incorrect page update info). I then tested it on the page that I really didn't know the answer to, but had an idea. Your code gave me the correct info on the page that really mattered to me. Thank you. Thank you.
Posted by: Melissa | Dec 12, 2009 12:06:44 PM
Better an old noob than a jackass like you, "urgay"
Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Jan 1, 2009 1:53:30 PM
umm yea this is old by at least 3 years maybe four now. even in 2008 it was old, thanks gramps and granny
Posted by: urgay | Jan 1, 2009 5:48:34 AM
umm wow ur a n00b this is old
Posted by: urgay | Jan 1, 2009 5:39:21 AM
Only works if you programmed your site to do so. My site says it was updated right now -- but it hasn't been updated since before Christmas.
Posted by: clifyt | Jan 3, 2008 4:11:08 PM
Posted by: johnjohn | Jan 3, 2008 3:06:04 PM
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