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    Default Please Help - Java Date/Countdown Query

    Hi,

    I have a bit of simple code which serves to display the current date and also a countdown to Jan 31st and is to remind people to file their tax returns. Here is the code:

    Java Code:
    <DIV align=center><H1><SCRIPT language=javascript>
    <!--
    Today = new Date();
    TodayYear = Today.getYear();
    if (TodayYear < 2000) TodayYear += 1900;
    // put your date here
    DateToFind = new Date("January 31, " + TodayYear);
    difference = DateToFind.getTime() - Today.getTime();
    difference = Math.floor(difference / (1000 * 60 * 60 * 24)) + 1;
    note = "<br> Call us NOW - <strong> 01452 527 000</strong>";
    note2 = "Today is ";
    note3 = "<br><strong>Just ";
    if (difference < 0) {
    difference = 365 - difference;
    TodayYear = TodayYear + 1;
    note = " +/-1";
    }
    document.write(note2 + Today + note3 + difference + " days</strong> from the deadline for filing your tax return " + note);
    -->
    	
    </SCRIPT></H1></DIV>
    The code works fine, in that it shows the date and it counts down. The problem is that it displays the date in long format, like this:

    Tue Jan 08 2008 11:43:02 GMT+0000 (GMT Standard Time)

    How can I edit it so that it only shows up Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 - without the time/GMT etc?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm rather new to javascript. I have tried searching everywhere and can't find anything anywhere to help me change the date display.

    Can anyone help?

    Many thanks in advance

    Mike B

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    Quote Originally Posted by desktop_doodle View Post
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the code you posted is javascript... no? Javascript != Java(this is the Java Forums, not Javascript Forums :)) Have you tried w3schools?
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    Yes,
    I'm sorry - you're absolutely right. I have posted in error, thinkin that this was a javascript forum. My apologies. And to answer yuor question, yes I have tried W3 - its usually my first port of call for any queries, but to no avail.

    Mike B

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