[thelist] drop down date choosers and labels for accessibility

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Fri Jan 5 12:34:30 CST 2007

Lee kowalkowski wrote:
> One date, one text field, simple.  Enhance it with a calendar widget
> if you like.

+1.  The point of the three-select method for dates is to enforce an 
easily-parsable format for the date.  But it's kindof an obsolete 
method, because regexes have become common and well-supported and some 
scripting languages have date formatting/validating functions built in. 
  Give your users a hint of the expected format, e.g. mm/dd/yy in the 
US, let them type it in and validate it server-side.  Use ajax if you 
like, and/or a calendar date picker widget.

Max Schwanekamp

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