I need to create a block to show a LIVE digital clock?

I tried to use the http://drupal.org/project/clock and the http://drupal.org/project/jstimer modules but it doesn't use javascript to refresh the time, it shows the time when the page is load, to refresh the time I need to reload the page.

How can I do this?

Something like this http://drupal.org/project/timeblock but for D7

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    have you looked at how simple the timeblock module is and how easily it could be incorporated into a/your D7 site? – Jimajamma Dec 22 '11 at 17:47
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    (although its use of a body element is puzzling/troublesome :) – Jimajamma Dec 22 '11 at 17:54
  • Amazing what one can find when you start peeking in 3rd party code. – stefgosselin Dec 23 '11 at 8:11

100% agree with Jimajamma above on extracting the stuff you need from the timeblock module, all it is really doing is just adding two javascript blocks with a minimal amount of formatting. For example, to replicate the 24-hour clock, all you have to do is create a new block with an 'unformatted' input format and add this code (extracted from the time block module):

<span id="liveclock" style="position:relative;left:0;top:0;">

<script language="JavaScript">

function show5(){
 if (!document.layers&&!document.all&&!document.getElementById)
 var Digital=new Date()
 var hours=Digital.getHours()
 var minutes=Digital.getMinutes()
 var seconds=Digital.getSeconds()
 if (hours<12)
 if (minutes<=9)
 if (seconds<=9)
if (document.layers){
else if (document.all)
else if (document.getElementById)

$(document).ready(function(){ show5(); });


Quick fix to replace the body unload with a jquery $(document).ready() call, though probably not necessary inside a block.

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    yep, and fix the formatting bug still found in the original code: if (hours<12) should be if (hours<=9) so you have 01-09 but not 011 or 010 :) – Jimajamma Dec 22 '11 at 23:48
  • yeah. Nice catch ;) – stefgosselin Dec 23 '11 at 8:09

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