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# javascript get month gives wrong month

Posted on 2002-06-07
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If I tell it to get month and then put in if
statement such that if the month is this month
then document write so and so, but it does not write
and if I put in if month is one month earlier than present
then it works okay, so it is off by one month but the day is correct. I look at my calendar and it says todays date which is june 7 but the computer thinks it is may 7. How could this be?
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Question by:johnh619
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When I said I look at the calendar I mean the calendar in the computer not the one on my wall.
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ID: 7063863
Hello...

The getMonth() method returns an integer between 0 and 11, which corresponds as follows:

0 - Jan
1 - Feb
...
...
10 - Nov
11 - Dec

For more information regarding dates in javascript, please see here:
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/date.htm

For information specifically regarding getMonth(), see here:
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/js/client/jsref/date.htm#1193744

If you have any other questions, please let me know...
Barry
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>> When I said I look at the calendar I mean the calendar in the computer not the one on my wall.

lol!/

but ya you must  have made a common mistake, 0 is the first month and so on... ( as  axis_img suggested)
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Also be sure your getYear() returns 4 digits like this:

function y2k(yy) {
if (isNaN(yy) return 0;
if (yy < 1900) yy+=1900;
return yy;
}

today = new Date();
yyyy = y2k(today.getYear())

or if you target v4 browsers and higher only, always use getFullYear()
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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Finalized as proposed

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