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I would like a cgi-program to output have a static last-modified date.  In Navigator, the last-modified date can be seen by selecting view-page info from the menu.

I tried a meta tag as follows, with no luck:
<META name="Last Modified" content="Sat, 26-Aug-95 21:57:56 GMT">
 
The CGI-program prints out the entire-page of the resultant-html.  

The server I am using is Netscape Enterprise 3.0, on NT and Solaris.
             
I have heard about server-parsed HTML(SSI) for APACHE but do not know more about it myself.

Rollin Crittendon
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Do you want this CGI to be "the page" or an element in the page.  It appears that you'd like to have the last modified info be a part of the existing page is this correct?

Also, what server are you working with?

Are you allowed to have SSIs (server parsed HTML)?

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Why go through all of that how about a quick javascript.
just put this at the end of your page and it will do it.
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!--- Hide script from old browsers.
document.writeln("LastModified: " + document.lastModified)
// End the hiding here. -->
</SCRIPT>
I tested this on netscape 3.01
and ie 3.02

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Oh, furthermore, you'll have a much easier task of converting the times to GMT accurately if you add hours*3600 to the mtime of the file in epoch seconds, and then convert the new epoch seconds into the required format...  

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Is there a way to get HTML-header information into a page if I write directly from a daemon-program at a port as well?

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