Login | Register   
RSS Feed
Download our iPhone app
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX

By submitting your information, you agree that devx.com may send you DevX offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that DevX believes may be of interest to you. DevX will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Tip of the Day
Language: Performance
Expertise: Beginner
Feb 11, 2000



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

GetYear() Function Is Not Y2K Compliant


I call the following function to display the date in "month, date, year" format. It displays in the right format (for example, January 7, 2000) in Netscape 4.0. But in Netscape 4.5+, it gives 100. So I try to add 1900, but then it gives 3900. Is this a known bug?


Yes, the getYear() function is notoriously buggy and, as you found out, it's not Y2K compliant. You should always use the getFullYear() function, instead.

DevX Pro
Comment and Contribute






(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date