Retrieving the Date Header with https-access2


#1

I’ve been trying to figure out how to retrieve a http head request
date using http-access2.

I thought this could work:

h = HTTPAccess2::Client.new()
res = h.head(‘http://involution.com’)
print response.header[‘date’],"\n"

However, that seems to be returning Time.now. Any suggestions?

FYI, you can view a http request by doing the following:

telnet involution.com 80
Trying 69.58.21.60…
Connected to involution.com.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
HEAD / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
-----> Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 23:01:47 GMT <------- Date Header ----X
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Cache-Control: no-cache
Set-Cookie: _session_id=670e36e364a03785011afbfafbc15fde; path=/
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

I’m looking at trying to find a way to see what time the server thinks
it is to do some time zone correction foo.

Regards,

Tony
http://involution.com


#2

On 3/29/06, removed_email_address@domain.invalid removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’ve been trying to figure out how to retrieve a http head request
date using http-access2.

I thought this could work:

h = HTTPAccess2::Client.new()
res = h.head(‘http://involution.com’)
print response.header[‘date’],"\n"
^^^^^^^^^

maybe that typo has something to do with your getting Time.now.

It’s retrieved correctly here:

h = HTTPAccess2::Client.new()
res = h.head(‘http://involution.com’)
puts res.header[‘date’]

=> Wed, 29 Mar 2006 09:20:17 GMT

Time.now

=> Wed Mar 29 11:20:50 CEST 2006

require ‘pp’
pp res

@header_item= [["Date", "Wed, 29 Mar 2006 09:20:17 GMT"], ["Server", "Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)"], ["X-Powered-By", "PHP/4.3.9"], ["X-Pingback", "http://involution.com/xmlrpc.php"], ["Connection", "close"], ["Content-Type", "text/html; charset=UTF-8"]],
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