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<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
prepareDynamicDates();
$("abbr.timeago").timeago();
$("#prog_date").text(jQuery.timeago(new Date()));
$("#prog_string").text(jQuery.timeago("2008-07-17"));
$("#prog_element").text(jQuery.timeago("2008-07-20"));
});
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<h1><img src="clock.png" /> timeago</h1>
<h2>a jQuery plugin</h2>
<h3>What?</h3>
<p>
Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy
timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago" or "about 1 day ago"). <a href="jquery.timeago.js">Download</a>, view
the examples, and enjoy.
</p>
<noscript><p class="example"><strong>Whoah, whoah, whoah. You see the irony here, don't you? You're looking for a jQuery plugin, yet you surf the Internet with JavaScript turned off. This confuses the Interwebs. Afterall, there might be some useful demos and such that you could enjoy, but instead, you're wasting your time reading this. I'm so sorry.</strong></p></noscript>
<p class="example">
You opened this page <abbr class="loaded timeago">when you opened the page</abbr>. <span class="help">(This will update every minute. Wait for it.)</span>
</p>
<p class="example">
This page was last modified <abbr class="modified timeago">sometime before now [browser might not support document.lastModified]</abbr>.
</p>
<p class="example">
Ryan was born <abbr class="timeago" title="1978-12-18T17:17:00Z">Dec 18, 1978</abbr>.
</p>
<h3>Why?</h3>
<p>Timeago was originally built for use with <a href="http://yarp.com">Yarp.com</a> to timestamp comments.</p>
<ul>
<li>Avoid timestamps dated "1 minute ago" even though the page was opened 10 minutes ago; <em>timeago refreshes automatically</em>.</li>
<li>You can <em>take full advantage of page caching</em> in your web applications, because the timestamps aren't calculated on the server.</li>
<li>You get to <em>use <a href="http://microformats.org/wiki/datetime-design-pattern">microformats</a></em> like the cool kids.</li>
</ul>
<h3>How?</h3>
<p class="how">
First, load <a href="http://jquery.com/">jQuery</a> and the plugin:
</p>
<pre>
&lt;script src=&quot;jquery.min.js&quot; type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;&lt;/script&gt;
&lt;script src=&quot;jquery.timeago.js&quot; type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</pre>
<p class="how">
Now, let's attach it to your timestamps on DOM ready:
</p>
<pre>
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
jQuery("abbr.timeago").timeago();
});</pre>
<p class="how">
This will turn all <tt>abbr</tt> elements with a class
of <tt>timeago</tt> and an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601">ISO 8601</a> timestamp in the title:
</p>
<pre>
&lt;abbr class=&quot;<em>timeago</em>&quot; title=&quot;<em>2008-07-17T09:24:17Z</em>&quot;&gt;July 17, 2008&lt;/abbr&gt;</pre>
<p class="how">
into something like this:
</p>
<pre>
&lt;abbr class=&quot;timeago&quot; title=&quot;July 17, 2008&quot;&gt;<em><abbr class="timeago" title="2008-07-17T09:24:17Z">time ago</abbr></em>&lt;/abbr&gt;</pre>
<p>
which yields: <abbr class="timeago" title="2008-07-17T09:24:17Z">July 17, 2008</abbr>. As time passes, the timestamps will automatically update.
</p>
<p class="how">
You can also use it programmatically:
</p>
<pre>
jQuery.timeago(new Date()); //=> &quot;<span id="prog_date"></span>&quot;
jQuery.timeago("2008-07-17"); //=> &quot;<span id="prog_string"></span>&quot;
jQuery.timeago(jQuery("abbr#some_id")); //=> &quot;<span id="prog_element"></span>&quot; // [title=&quot;2008-07-20&quot;]</pre>
<p class="how">
To support timestamps in the future, use the <tt>allowFuture</tt> setting:
</p>
<pre>
jQuery.timeago.settings.allowFuture = true;</pre>
<h3>Excusez-moi?</h3>
<p>
Yes, timeago has locale/i18n/language support. Here are some <a href="http://gist.github.com/6251">configuration examples</a>. Email <a href="http://ryan.mcgeary.org">Ryan McGeary</a> for corrections or additional languages.
</p>
<h3>Where?</h3>
<p><a href="jquery.timeago.js">Download the &quot;stable&quot; release</a>.</p>
<p>
The code is hosted on
GitHub: <a href="http://github.com/rmm5t/jquery-timeago">http://github.com/rmm5t/jquery-timeago</a>.
Go on, live on the edge.
</p>
<h3>Who?</h3>
<p>
Timeago was built by <a href="http://ryan.mcgeary.org">Ryan McGeary</a>
(<a href="http://twitter.com/rmm5t">@rmm5t</a>) while standing on the
shoulders of giants. John Resig wrote about
a <a href="http://ejohn.org/blog/javascript-pretty-date/">similar
approach</a>. The verbiage was based on
the <tt>distance_of_time_in_words</tt> ActionView helper
in <a href="http://rubyonrails.org">Ruby on Rails</a>.
</p>
<h3>When?</h3>
<p>
Timeago was conceived <abbr class="timeago" title="2008-07-17T02:30:00-0500">on July 17, 2008</abbr>. <span class="help">(Yup, that's powered by timeago too)</span>
</p>
<h3>What else?</h3>
<p class="example">
HTML5 has a new <tt>time</tt> tag and timeago supports it too.
</p>
<pre>
&lt;time class=&quot;<em>timeago</em>&quot; datetime=&quot;<em>2008-07-17T09:24:17Z</em>&quot;&gt;July 17, 2008&lt;/time&gt;</pre>
<p class="how">
Attach timeago like so:
</p>
<pre>
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
jQuery("time.timeago").timeago();
});</pre>
<h3>Huh?</h3>
<p class="last">
Need a Rails helper to make those fancy microformat <tt>abbr</tt> tags? Fine, here ya go:
</p>
<pre>
def timeago(time, options = {})
options[:class] ||= "timeago"
content_tag(:abbr, time.to_s, options.merge(:title => time.getutc.iso8601)) if time
end</pre>
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