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I am making a flash clock that will display time in a number of time zones.

I am well aware that I can achieve this with the local machine time or server time but I'm thinking I could guarantee the correct time through some public domain.

Does such a thing exist?

Basically I would like to do something like this:

Make a get request to "the-amazing-free-time server.com" maybe passing timezone=gmt in the query string

server returns a string/xml/date object

i show time for gmt

repeat process for new york  and tokyo

Thanks

Sharks





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National Internet Time Service Site:
http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/its.cfm

List of Server Status:
http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi

Be aware that access MUST be less frequent than every 4 seconds or blocking will ensue as an attempt at DDOS attack!
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More NIST links:

Time widget:     http://www.time.gov/widget/index.html
ABOUT page:   http://www.time.gov/about.html
Official US Govt time link (by time zone):
                         http://www.time.gov/
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