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Humane-Dates

A better way to display relative dates using JavaScript. Instead of a raw date string, this script will return strings like "2 hours ago" or "5 days".

Usage

humaneDate(new Date);
humaneDate('2008-01-28T20:24:17Z');

jQuery Plugin

<span title="2008-01-28T20:24:17Z">January 1, 2008 20:24:17 GMT</span>

$('span').humaneDates();

<time datetime="2008-01-28T20:24:17Z">January 1, 2008 20:24:17 GMT</time>

$('time').humaneDates();

Tests

To run the full test suite:

cd test
./test.sh

License

Copyright (c) 2008 Dean Landolt (deanlandolt.com) Re-write by Zach Leatherman (zachleat.com)

Adopted from the John Resig's pretty.js at http://ejohn.org/blog/javascript-pretty-date and henrah's proposed modification at http://ejohn.org/blog/javascript-pretty-date/#comment-297458

Licensed under the MIT license.

See more at http://www.zachleat.com/web/2008/03/23/yet-another-pretty-date-javascript/