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Javascript document.write problem with date()

Posted on 2008-06-11
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Hi guys hope u r well and can assist.

I have the following 1 liner javascript file.....

document.write(Date());

The output is the following..

Wed Jun 11 2008 17:56:28 GMT+1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time)

Is there any way to modify the document.write(Date());
so that I only get the following?

Wednesday June 11, 2008 17:56:28

So, the
GMT+1000 (AUS Eastern Standard Time) - is removed.
The day is expanded to its full name
The month is also expanded to its full name.

Would really appreciate your help.
Thank you.
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Question by:Simon336697
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russhuntington earned 500 total points
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There a few download-able formatting functions out there, but you could just write your own as you exactly what you want. Try this:
<script type="text/javascript">
 
var d = new Date();
formatDate(d)
 
function formatDate(date)
{
var days = new Array();
days[0] = "Sunday";
days[1] = "Monday";
days[2] = "Tuesday";
days[3] = "Wednesday";
days[4] = "Thursday";
days[5] = "Friday";
days[6] = "Saturday";
 
var months = new Array();
months[0] = "January";
months[1] = "February";
months[2] = "March";
months[3] = "April";
months[4] = "May";
months[5] = "June";
months[6] = "July";
months[7] = "August";
months[8] = "September";
months[9] = "October";
months[10] = "November";
months[11] = "December";
 
var dateString = days[date.getDay()] + " " + months[date.getMonth()] + " " + date.getDate() + ", " + date.getFullYear() + " " + date.getHours() + ":" + date.getMinutes() + ":" + date.getSeconds();
document.write (dateString);
}
 
</script>

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by:Simon336697
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HI russhuntington,

Mate thank you so much for that..
That is exactly what I was looking for.
Really appreciate it.
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by:HonorGod
ID: 21759173
FYI:

  The syntax used above is very verbose.  Here are more concise ways to initialize
the two arrays to the same values as shown above:

var days = 'Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday'.split( ',' );

var months = 'January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December'.split( ',' );
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by:russhuntington
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Good point, although I think would go for the following instead of the split method.

var days = new Array('Sunday', 'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday');
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by:HonorGod
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yeah, except that is so much more typing... :-)
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