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12082006, 05:58 PM #1
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Dating problems:
Here's the deal. I tell the user to input 2 dates, giving me the year, month, day, hour, minute, and second. I need to find the time that has elapsed between the two dates. Here is the code:
Code:<html> <head> <title>CSC Lab 20</title> <script type = "text/javascript"> function gettime() { var orig = document.getElementById("original"); var nw = document.getElementById("new"); var output = document.getElementById("mydiv"); var msy = 365*30*24*60*60*1000;//year in ms var msm = 30*24*60*60*1000;//month in ms var msd = 24*60*60*1000;//day in ms var msh = 60*60*1000;//hour in ms var msmn = 60*1000;//minute in ms var mss = 1000;//second in ms var oyims = orig.year1.value*msy; var omims = (orig.month1.value*msm); var odims = (orig.day1.value*msd); var ohims = (orig.hour1.value*msh); var omnims = (orig.minute1.value*msmn); var osims = (orig.second1.value*mss); var nyims = nw.year2.value*msy; var nmims = (nw.month2.value*msm); var ndims = (nw.day2.value*msd); var nhims = (nw.hour2.value*msh); var nmnims = (nw.minute2.value*msmn); var nsims = (nw.second2.value*mss); var nms = (nyims+nmims+ndims+nhims+nmnims+nsims); var oms = (oyims+omims+odims+ohims+omnims+osims); if(nms > oms) { diffinms = nmsoms; } else { diffinms = omsnms; } output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var eyims = Math.floor(diffinms / (msy)); diffinms = diffinms % (msy); output.innerHTML += "Years: " + eyims + "<br>"; output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var emims = Math.floor(diffinms / msm); diffinms = diffinms % msm; output.innerHTML += "Months: " + emims + "<br>"; output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var edims = Math.floor(diffinms / msd); diffinms = diffinms % msd; output.innerHTML += "Days: " + edims + "<br>"; output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var ehims = Math.floor(diffinms / msh); diffinms = diffinms % msh; output.innerHTML += "Hours: " + ehims + "<br>"; output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var emnims = Math.floor(diffinms / msmn); diffinms = diffinms % msmn; output.innerHTML += "Minutes: " + emnims + "<br>"; output.innerHTML += "Milliseconds: " + diffinms + "<br>"; var esims = Math.floor(diffinms / mss); diffinms = diffinms % mss; output.innerHTML += "Seconds: " + esims + "<br>"; } </script> </head> <body> <form id = "original"> OriginalYear:<input type = "text" id = "year1" value ="2000" name = "1year"><br> OriginalMonth:<input type = "text" id = "month1"value ="1" name = "1month"><br> OriginalDay:<input type = "text" id = "day1" value ="10"name = "1day"><br> OriginalHour:<input type = "text" id = "hour1" value ="20"name = "1hour"><br> OriginalMinute:<input type = "text" id = "minute1"value ="30" name = "1minute"><br> OriginalSecond:<input type = "text" id = "second1"value ="30" name = "1second"><br><br> </form> <form id = "new"> NewYear:<input type = "text" id = "year2"value="2005" name = "2year"><br> NewMonth:<input type = "text" id = "month2"value ="11" name = "2month"><br> NewDay:<input type = "text" id = "day2"value ="25" name = "2day"><br> NewHour:<input type = "text" id = "hour2"value ="5" name = "2hour"><br> NewMinute:<input type = "text" id = "minute2"value ="20" name = "2minute"><br> NewSecond:<input type = "text" id = "second2"value ="20" name = "2second"><br><br> </form> <input type = "button" name = "mybtn" id = "btn1" value = "Get Time Difference" onclick = "gettime()"><br><br> <div id = "mydiv"></div> </body> </html>
1) convert both dates into milliseconds
2) Find the difference between the larger amount of milliseconds and the smaller amount of miliseconds
3) Divide that amount by 365, find the remainder  > this is to find the years
4) Divide the new amount by 30, find the remainder > this is to find the months
5) Divide the new amount by 24, find the remainder > this is to find the days
6) Divide the new amount by 60, find the remainder > this is to find the hours
7) Divide the new amount by 60, find the remainder > this is to find the minutes
8) Divide the new amount by 1000, find the remainder > this is to find the seconds.
The problem is, with the initial values that I have in there, if on the form 'original', I make the year 2010, it gives me a wrong number for the amount of months that have elapsed. So I changed it  but with the changed code, if I put it back to year 2000, I get a wrong number again! Any help?