This tutorial provides an opportunity to apply techniques introduced in the MicroModule: Date
When it comes to information online, freshness becomes very important. Information ages quickly and can become inaccurate. Dates on a Website often disagree:
|original publication date||copyright||last modified|
Last Modified Date
It may be possible to discover the date a Webpage was last modified using metadata. Using a browser like Firefox, right-click on the Webpage. From the popup window, select View Page Info. Find the modified: information. If the date/timecode information is the current time, this indicates the time the server loaded the page information--not when it was written. Older Websites tend to have static pages, so last modified information is more reliable in those cases.