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A bookmarklet version
Authored by: scooby509 on Jan 01, '10 07:50:08AM
Doing this as CGI... possible, but I doubt it would be much simpler (at least in terms of setup) than the OP's code.

But a bookmarklet does sound simple, so here goes:

First, I had to figure out what URL the OP was looking at. Turns out that wunderground (the name has some interesting history) uses 4 letter airport codes, so IAD is KIAD. An example:

We'll put the airport code up front to make it easy to change, and determine the date portion of the URL:

a = 'KIAD'; 
d = new Date();
location.href = '' + a + '/' + 
  (1900 + d.getYear()) + '/' + d.getMonth() + '/' + d.getDate() + '/MonthlyHistory.html';

I ran it through something to crunch it into a bookmarklet online. (It also wrapped it in a function, which is useful.) The end result seems to get cut off:


On Firefox, you could use (new Date()).toLocaleFormat("%Y/%m/%d") to get the date formatted in one shot and eliminate the function() wrapper, but that's non-standard and neither Safari nor Chrome understand it. It would look like this:

In both cases, remove the newline before you paste it into your bookmarks.

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A bookmarklet version
Authored by: ttt on Jan 01, '10 12:11:16PM

You rock for going to the trouble to do that!

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