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getdate () problem

Posted by bschultz (bschultz), 14 August 2003
The following code echo's the echo statement, no matter what day or time it is.  Am I missing something?


  $current_day = getdate();

//This is set for Thursday's between noon and 6pm

if($current_day["wday"] = 4){


if($current_day["hours"] > 12 && $current_day["hours"] <= 18) {

echo "It's Thursday, between noon and 6pm";


// end of Thursday's between noon and 6pm




Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 14 August 2003
a) Looks like you're testing between midday and 7 pm rather than 6pm (the hour is <= 18 until 7 O'clock!).

b) Is the server in the same time zone that your browsing from?  Remember that the time you'll be getting will be server time

c) You're testing for day 4 and closing the block straight away, so you're saying that it's Thursday even when it's not.  Move the 1st }
down after the echo statement.

Posted by bschultz (bschultz), 15 August 2003
Thanks, Graham...

I HATE those stupid little {'s and }'s.  I can't rememeber which one to use when...and where to use them!  

Thank you!

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