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java and downloading time

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This is somewhat a general programming question but how can I go to a web site such as the Navy's atomic clock time page, or any other source, and get the official time of day without really viewing the page?

In other words, I want to write a program that can go to this website get the time and store it in a buffer. I don't know exactly how to retrieve the time. (I know where the pages are but the time is displayed via some cgi program on there server).
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What's the page ?

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It doesn't seem to be hard to write a program that connect to the cgi and read the image.
I never tried to read x-bitmap files but it doesn't seem to be hard to recognize digits.

But it's one hour of code writting and I can hardly imagine an usage of your application, time isn't precise and it's not so difficult to obtain time in a java code.
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