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

Posted on 2011-09-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

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) {

        <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!
Question by:ssebring
1 Comment

Accepted Solution

ssebring earned 0 total points
ID: 36713772
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()
               url : "date.txt",
               success : function (data) {

Featured Post

Get 10% Off Your First Squarespace Website

Ready to showcase your work, publish content or promote your business online? With Squarespace’s award-winning templates and 24/7 customer service, getting started is simple. Head to Squarespace.com and use offer code ‘EXPERTS’ to get 10% off your first purchase.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

By following these Magento e-commerce development tips, you can increase your website's conversion and profitability. Read this post for more details.
Before you approach an Ionic Mobile App development company for developing mobile apps using the ionic framework, you must know why you should choose the framework. Let's try to understand that through this article.
The viewer will the learn the benefit of plain text editors and code an HTML5 based template for use in further tutorials.
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question