jsWalter wrote: > nice little widget. > > but it does not handle American vs. English date formats. > > meaning, it doesn't know if... > > 10/11/2003 > > is October 11th, or November 10th. > > That is the main issue I have with free-text date entry. > > Yes, you can give the user a format display (mm/dd/yyyy), but habits are > hard to break, even when your thinking about it. Actually this was one of the main things I considered when I put together the widget. Since computers can't read minds there's no way of telling whether the user was thinking in terms of American or English date formats, which is why the widget displays the date in an unambiguous format (Wed Jan 01 2003) below the entry box when the user moves away from the field. This at least makes it instantly clear how the date has been interpreted, and the system also allows for date entry using unambiguous formats (yyyy-mm-dd for example) so smart users can avoid the issue entirely.