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Re: Website Dateby sauoq (Abbot)
|on May 16, 2012 at 23:36 UTC||Need Help??|
I was thinking I might be able to get the header from the URL, and that should have the date/time, but that seems very clumsy and it seems like there should be a better way.
If you are using WWW::Mechanize anyway, why not? The server tells you the date with every response. Try something like:
You'll probably want to use either Date::Parse or Time::ParseDate to do something useful with it after you get it.
Update: I should mention that trying to do something at a precise time based on a time you retrieve from a remote server is really tricky. One second isn't very precise but, especially as the time you'll get from the server will probably only be reported with a granularity of one second, it'll be tough to get that exact.
Edit: Changed "request" to "response" for correctness.
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