i agree on date pickers and js is .... well
use individual fields for day month and year, make month and year as drop
down and u have no problem at all
make live easier
"Paul M Foster" <pa...@quillandmouse.com> wrote in message
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 08:36:17AM +0100, Lester Caine wrote:
> > tedd wrote:
> >> Hi gang:
> >> Here's another exercise to consider.
> >> This is a date entry problem where the user can enter a date in various
> >> forms, but the return will be in a consistent format.
> >> For example, a user might enter a date in the form of:
> >> August 5, 2009
> >> Aug 05 2009
> >> Aug 5, 9
> >> 08/05/09
> >> 8-5-9
> >> 8 05 2009
> >> 8,5,9
> >> Or any combination thereof.
> >> However, the resultant date will be standardized to: Aug 5, 2009.
> >> Extra points for solving this for Euro as well as US date formats
> >> 5 Aug, 2009 vs Aug 5, 2009). And, extra extra points for accommodating
> >> month brevity, such as "A" for August and "Mar" for March and so on.
> > But the real problem here is 05/08/09 is still August 5 2009 .....
> > So teaching customers to use 2009.08.05 removes the hassle of needing to
> > know
> > where your target site is based!
> > But as has been said, the real solution is a date picker.
> I *hate* date pickers. They slow down input. I can type 082309<Enter>
> faster than I can ever do it with a date picker. The date class knows
> I'm in America and since it's a six-digit date, it must be mmddyy. (Yes,
> for those of you *not* in America, I agree our dates are goofy. I think
> we all ought to be on the metic system, too, but America and the UK seem
> intent on sticking to Imperial measure.)
> Paul M. Foster
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