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I have been using JQuery to show a datepicker for forms where the input type is date. However, upon testing this in Opera - which supports HTML5 validation I get both the JQuery datepicker AND the Opera datepicker - one overlaying the other.

How might I tell that the browser supports this and so switch off the JQuery option, or tell the browser NOT to use its own or any other way of harmonising this?

Also - if I default to using the browser based datepicker - how do I tell it to use UK format dd/mm/yyyy and not ISO format of yyyy-mm-dd?

I should say that in Opera, the JQuery datepicker seems to be ineffective - once you select the Opera picker's date, then you have to select one from the JQuery - but that doesn't affect the displayed date - the one selected from Opera. How might I overcome that?

Finally, how might I style the browser based datepicker - colours mainly.

Many Thanks
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Question by:highlawn
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in my own sites i have decided not to use html5 date fields because my calendar and date field are better than the native implementation in any browser to date.

the way to tell the browser NOT to make it a date field is to make sure you don't set the type to date:
<input type="date"/>
vs.
<input type="text"/>

You can test to see if the browser "knows" about html5 date fields... from memory you would do this:

var hasHtml5Date, element = document.createElement("input");
element.setAttribute("type", "date");
hasHtml5Date = (element.type == "date");

hasHtml5Date will be true if the browser supports html5 date
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by:highlawn
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Wow! Quick responses - and very informative. Many thanks. The two links by fjocke are most helpful and the advice by basicinstinct seems - certainly for the present - most sound.

Once HTML5 becomes more rolled out and advanced, then perhaps that is the time to use it and, for now, jquery/js is the more complete answer.

Many Thanks and I'll split the points.
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