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Question about filedDate/Time

What do these properties represent?

The help says that fileDate is "The date that the article was filed"

This appears to be the date/time that the article was first  added to the file system. Is this correct?

If so, it would be useful to have  .fileLastModifiedDate/TIme properties as well ( I'm thinking of lists of  sections of a web sites, each with a "last modified on ..." )


u d a y i v a t u r y
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

It's the date from the "properties" page of the article. It is set to the computer's time by default when you create an article, but the user can change it to another date. (This is useful when reporters are filing stories that need tomorrow's byline, for example.)

The other fields (modified, etc) are good ideas... probably post 1.0 because I'm hesitant to add new fields now which would impact a lot of places in the code.

Thanks for all the bug reports, Uday!

Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

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