2009/8/17 tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com>

> At 4:22 PM -0400 8/16/09, Paul M Foster wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 08:36:17AM +0100, Lester Caine wrote:
>> -snip-
>>  > 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
> Paul:
> Yes, that's part of the problem. I was suggesting an exercise where people
> could put their collective heads together and create a php solution.
> I realize that US has DD, MM, YYYY and the Euros have YYYY, MM, DD and
> others have other things (i.e., Year of the York).
> Not addressing the "other things" -- to me, if one uses a character for a
> month, then there's no problem in deciphering any entry regardless of
> format.
> For example, 2009 Aug 23, or Aug 23 2009, or Aug 2009 23, or 23 2009 Aug,
> -- they could all be entered in whatever order you want and deciphered
> correctly. The rules of course are:
> Year must be in thousands -- 1000-5000.
> Month must be a character -- D for December, May for May, Jun for June and
> so on.
> Day must be in ones or tens -- 1 or 09, or 31.
> It's certainly not a problem to write such code, I only suggested the
> exercise to get people to expound on the problems they encountered. Instead,
> I received "use javascript". Okay... but that's not a php solution, right?
> Cheers,
> tedd
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What would be really cool is if someone wrote a PHP script that generates
some Javascript code that could do this.

I mean while we're on the subject of complicating things ;)

Luke Slater

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