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Re: DOMTimeStamp interface not defined in L3 events...

From: Jacob Rossi <rossi@gatech.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 15:28:16 -0400
Message-ID: <b1dbfad70910041228x3a3e5d59jc2f8c670a13704a5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: annevk@opera.com, www-dom@w3.org, travil@microsoft.com
> Can't you do
>
>  var jsdate = new Date(e.timeStamp);
>
> ...? (Might need a factor of 1000 multiplier.)

Doesn't work for me. Test page:   http://www.jacobrossi.com/eventdates.html

In Firefox,
The value of e.timeStamp *looks* like a UNIX timestamp (milliseconds
since Jan. 1, 1970 midnight), which is what MDC documentation led me
to believe it should be. However, it's not a correct timestamp and is
not off by a simple factor of 1000 or something. Further, trying to
convert an example of a HTML5 "valid date and time string" using the
date.parse does not work.

In Chrome,
The value of e.timeStamp is a date object. Also, the date.parse()
method is unable to convert the example date and time string from
HTML5.


I think using a JS date object makes the most sense (especially since
it's easy to go from a date object to either a date/time string OR
unix timestamp). But if there are sites that expect this to be unix
timestamp or date string, then this would break them.

--Jacob



On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Oct 2009, Jacob Rossi wrote:
>> Annevk wrote:
>> > I believe last time we looked into this it was figured out we could not
>> > change it to a Date object. I wish we could, but there is probably too
>> > much content out there using it in this way already.
>>
>> It probably does have to stay the say it is for backwards
>> compatibility. But it sure would be nice to be able to do something
>> like:
>>
>> var jsdate = e.timeStamp.toDate();
>
> Can't you do
>
>  var jsdate = new Date(e.timeStamp);
>
> ...? (Might need a factor of 1000 multiplier.)
>
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