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How to put today's date in a <input> tag

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I have a form and I need to include the
<input type="date" value="***">
*** as being today's date . It should automatically capture today's date and replace the *** .

Anyone know how to accomplish this?
Can this be done with javascript ? If so can anyone give me the code for it?

Thanks for any help !
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In Netscape Navigator, there is a very nice way of including JavaScript-values in HTML-code. The shortest form of that would look like this:
<input type=text name=dateinput value="&{new Date()};">
The string will always be in the format used on the local computer. If you don't like that format, you will have to assign the value "the hard way" ;-)

  <form name=form1>
    <input name=dateinput type=text value="&{(new Date())};">
  </form>
  <script>
     D = new Date();
     document.form1.dateinput.value=D.getMonth()+"-"+D.getDate()+"-"+D.getYear();
  </script>

If you have more values to initialize, it might be better to place all these initializations into a separate function and call it in the "onload" handler of the body:
<BODY .... onload="Initialize()">

Good luck! Let me nkow if you have any questions...

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