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jQuery code for reading date from file - only working in Safari

Posted on 2011-09-27
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Hi,

I am working on a web page that displays a date that is read in from a text file.

Found this simple piece of jQuery code which is working in Safari only:

      <script language=javascript type='text/javascript'>
          //process date file
          jQuery.get('date.txt', function(data) {
          $('#refreshdate').html(data);
          });
        </script>

        <a id="refreshdatelabel" title="RefreshDateLabel" >Reports last refresh date: </a>
        <a id="refreshdate" title="RefreshedDate" >Sept 15, 2011</a>

Safari displays the file's Sept 19, 2011 date.

IE & Chrome both display the defaulted anchor date (Sept 15, 2011) & Firefox doesn't display anything at all for refreshdate (does display refreshdatelabel).

Suggestions are welcomed!
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have it now working on all browsers with (in addition to testing on web server instead of local) :

      <script language=javascript type='text/javascript'>
          function contentDisp()
          {
            $.ajax({
               url : "date.txt",
               success : function (data) {
                 $("#refreshdate").html(data);
               }
             });
          }
        </script>
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