[webkit-dev] Stumped by Date() results in Safari
jason at jason.white.name
Tue Feb 13 13:20:36 PST 2007
Hmm. Yes, that's it. The machines having the problem all run 10.3.9
and Safari reports being 1.3.2. I suppose it could be a problem that
was fixed, but since I think people would have noticed this I've got a
feeling that it's probably something external to Safari.. I'm just
really puzzled by why it would only affect that browser on the very
I'm in a situation where I have to support Safari for various reasons,
however, I'm not really an expert on it.. so if someone spots a big
newbie mistake please accept my apologies! As I said, I tried to find
the answer in documentation but got nowhere. Thanks for sharing the
bandwidth and time..
On 2/13/07, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
> I tried this in Safari on 10.4.8:
> and got:
> which is greater than 214748364700.
> Am I testing the right thing?
> On Feb 13, 2007, at 12:57 PM, Jason White wrote:
> > If I'm posting to a very wrong place, please let me know. I'm having a
> > supporting it alongside Firefox, IE, and Navigator.
> > It appears that Safari has a problem when I attempt to use new Date()
> > and pass in a string formatted date greater than 01/19/2038. Using x
> > = new Date('01/19/2038').getTime(), it appears that the milliseconds
> > since 01/01/1970 never goes over 214748364700 no matter what you set
> > the date to..but it can be less. IE and Firefox will go much higher
> > than that. Converting that number to binary, it doesn't look like
> > anything is getting overflowed (it's not all 1s)
> > Can anyone help me figure out what is wrong here? I can't imagine it's
> > Safari's fault, or someone would have noticed by now. I don't think
> > it's a system configuration issue because the other browsers don't
> > have the same problem.
> > Also, if anyone knows of a good reference book on this browser please
> > let me know! For some reason I'm having a hard time finding much
> > information on developing for it's peculiarities.
> > Thanks,
> > Jason White
> > Developer
> > New England Research Institute
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