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Posted on 2008-06-11
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when i am writing a form in html i have a date field and i want to put in input type="text" name="date" size="10"  maxlength='10'  and at the same i want to put for example   /  /   to strict the user to use 07/06/2008 not an empty field otherwise the user can put anything 07.06.08 or he can put 07-06-08 etc...
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why dont you have 3 fields with 2 characters in each

[DD] / [MM] / [YY]

alternatively you could draw a back ground image with the /  /  drawn on it and apply it to your field and limit it to 6 characters in length....

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with the first method your form can then join the date together to the format you wish
DD/MM/YY
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!!! obviously with the first method I am implying that you add the / / in between the fields as HTML text
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by:asaidi
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means  i add value in my input type
input type="text" name="date" size="10"  maxlength='10'  value '  /  /   '
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no sorry you would write the code below, so that you have 3 small fields for each part of the date. when you submit the results to your form, the back end code can join them together
<input type="text" name="day" size="2"  maxlength='2'  value="dd" /> / <input type="text" name="month" size="2"  maxlength='2'  value="mm" /> / <input type="text" name="year" size="2"  maxlength='2'  value="yy" />

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