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looking for date-picker which is made up of three dropdowns, month/day/year, which are interconnected to show correct combination
upon change of any one dropdown. Should allow for multiple instances per form.

no pop-ups please, any available ?
Sep 21 '06 #1
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"Jon Paal" <Jon nospam Paal @ everywhere dot comwrote in message
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looking for date-picker which is made up of three dropdowns,
month/day/year,
which are interconnected to show correct combination
upon change of any one dropdown. Should allow for multiple instances per
form.
>
no pop-ups please, any available ?
Since the year and month determine the number of days,
how would you want it to work?
a) don't show any days until they are both picked;
b) show 28 days until they are both picked;
c) or something else?

If 31 days are initially shown and the user selects 30, should
the list of months be changed to remove those with 31 days?

Why bother -- just let error checking handle it;
if a user doesn't select one of the fields you'll tell them
so why not just tell them they selected an invalid date?

Or must the user select in YMD order?
Probably not as you specified month/day/year.

What is it to be used for?
Sep 21 '06 #2
Since the year and month determine the number of days,
how would you want it to work?
a) don't show any days until they are both picked;
today's date is default....
b) show 28 days until they are both picked;
show days according to year and month....
c) or something else?

If 31 days are initially shown and the user selects 30, should
the list of months be changed to remove those with 31 days?
I suppose days would not affect others....
>
Why bother -- just let error checking handle it;
prefer to have only valid dates submitted..
if a user doesn't select one of the fields you'll tell them
so why not just tell them they selected an invalid date?
preference of design ....
>
Or must the user select in YMD order?
Probably not as you specified month/day/year.
it will show as m/d/y....

What is it to be used for?
selecting start/end/ DOB....

Sep 21 '06 #3
JRS: In article <12*************@corp.supernews.com>, dated Thu, 21 Sep
2006 08:21:55 remote, seen in news:comp.lang.javascript, Jon Paal
<Jo*@nospam.Paalposted :
>looking for date-picker which is made up of three dropdowns, month/day/year,
which are interconnected to show correct combination
upon change of any one dropdown. Should allow for multiple instances per form.

no pop-ups please, any available ?
Yes, read the newsgroup FAQ on the subject of dates and times; see
below. I've not much considered multiple instances, but there should be
no problem following my js-date6.htm (remember to initialise each).

Unless the values are entered in Y M D sequence, you will have problems
(assuming initialisation to today's date) in, on 29th Feb, selecting
31st Dec.

Always use Y M D order in IT; not only is it ISO but also AIUI FIPS.

Note, however, that for most users it will be quicker to type in the
date; picking is slow, date validation is easy, and they will usually
get it right first time.

It's a good idea to read the newsgroup and its FAQ.
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