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What I Wanted to Do
Look up docs and figure out what date they’re actually from to make sure I’m looking at the latest version, in case something’s delayed.
What Happened Instead
This popped up in the footer:
- Go to https://docs.npmjs.com/cli/ci
- Scroll down to the footer, right next to the “Found a typo?” text
This is related to tarball content timestamps locked to 1985.
Basically, the website was relying on tarball timestamps in order to display these dates. It will need to look at something else (such as the publish date) in order to fill this in.
This appears to be the same issue as https://github.com/npm/docs/issues/990
It will probably continue to be the case until such a time when the docs template is updated. This isn’t really a priority and is even considered a bit of an easter egg, so I’d expect this to stay like this for quite a while.
That… that’s a screenshot of a screenshot.
I actually wanted to know when a site was updated and I still don’t know