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'[OT] Y2K--Has anybody heard of anything real?'
2000\01\17@110352 by Wagner Lipnharski

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Y2K bug found:
Uploading webpages to my Internet webserver using WS_FTP95 LE, I noticed
that at the UNIX site, December files have dates as 991230 and so on,
January files have funny dates as 1000105, obviously 99+1 = 100.  Anyway
the pages are working fine.

2000\01\21@044937 by Jinx

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Apparently if you visit Microsoft's New Zealand web site with
Netscape the date is January 100. It may have been fixed, I
can't tell as I use IE.

2000\01\21@072600 by paulb

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Jinx wrote:

> Apparently if you visit Microsoft's New Zealand web site with Netscape
> the date is January 100.

 But the question is - "Why?"
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       Paul B.

2000\01\21@095154 by Russ Berg

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assuming your question was why the 100, it display 100 likely because the
code is using a common C time/date structure called time_t (time.h), the
tm_year field of the structure contains the number of years since 1900, so
100 = 2000 - 1900, the code is still structurally<-sp sound, its the display
thats an issue, for anyone who cares,

-Russ


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Jinx wrote:

> Apparently if you visit Microsoft's New Zealand web site with Netscape
> the date is January 100.

 But the question is - "Why?"
--
 Cheers,
       Paul B.

2000\01\21@101357 by Wagner Lipnharski

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Oh, this is why lots of UNIX/Linux CGI's programs are actually doing
this mistake.
I saw a CGI that was trying to fix this issue like this:

($sec,$min,$hour,$mday,$mon,$year,$wday,$yday,$isdst) = localtime(time);
if ($year <= 97) { $yr = "20$year"; }
if ($year >= 98) { $yr = "19$year"; }

obviously doesn't work, since variable $year = 100, resulting in year =
19100.
Wagner

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2000\01\21@115300 by Harold M Hallikainen

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AND, the code might be subject to a patent infringement lawsuit. (see
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20000110.me.03.ram).

Harold

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2000\01\21@115454 by Harold M Hallikainen

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Any idea why the problem would show up in Netscape Navigator but not
Internet Explorer? This reminds me of a recent problem where I visited my
aunt's web site on AOL.  Netscape crashed as the page was loaded.  I
tried it both at home and work, and they both (Netscape 4.7) crashed.
Pretty tricky HTML to do that!

Harold


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2000\01\21@153519 by paulb

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Harold M Hallikainen wrote:

> Any idea why the problem would show up in Netscape Navigator but not
> Internet Explorer? This reminds me of a recent problem where I visited
> my aunt's web site on AOL.  Netscape crashed as the page was loaded.
>  I tried it both at home and work, and they both (Netscape 4.7)
> crashed.  Pretty tricky HTML to do that!

 I conclude that the available Web browsers aren't really well coded.
No, my question was actually designed as a parochial joke...  ;-)

>>> Apparently if you visit Microsoft's New Zealand web site with
>>> Netscape the date is January 100.
>>   But the question is - "Why?"
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       Paul B.

2000\01\21@181817 by Jinx

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Only explanation offered was " A wrinkle in Javascript"

> Any idea why the problem would show up in Netscape Navigator but not
> Internet Explorer

2000\01\22@095617 by Mordred of Logris

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Hello Harold,

Friday, Friday, January 21, 2000, you wrote:

HMH> Any idea why the problem would show up in Netscape Navigator but not
HMH> Internet Explorer? This reminds me of a recent problem where I visited my
HMH> aunt's web site on AOL.  Netscape crashed as the page was loaded.  I
HMH> tried it both at home and work, and they both (Netscape 4.7) crashed.
HMH> Pretty tricky HTML to do that!

HMH> Harold

Umm, I'm not that sure, if it is "tricky" to crash a browser :) There
are many bugs, discovered for all new versions of both IE and NN,
sorry that I haven't got my bookmarks page at hand, to drop you some
urls ...
I remember something that "works" with older versions (ie3, nn2,
opera2 I think): try to load a gif, or link to a page with name
com1/com2/aux/$clock -- these are device driver names, inherited from
TADD (The Auld DOS Days :). when the browser tries to load, say ,
"com1.gif", it actually reads garbage from the com port, and ususally
crashes.

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