Archive for January, 2011

Why do you see the wrong date at the bottom of so many websites? No one knows for sure because there are very easy ways to let the servers of the world do this extremely minor copyright task for every website.

Server side scripting example:

¬© <?php echo date(“Y”); ?> Acme, Inc.

Don’t know how to use server side scripting? That’s fine, most modern browsers support¬†JavaScript:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var d = new Date()
document.write(d.getDate())
document.write(“.”)
document.write(d.getMonth() + 1)
document.write(“.”)
document.write(d.getFullYear())
</script>

So please, webmasters of the world, do not let your boss, neighbor, mother, or child point out that your date is behind a year on your website. Make a simple upgrade and let modern technology help you year after year update the website copyright date.

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