styling date control in html 5

I am using <input type="date"> in html 5

I need to be able to do the following:

1) change the default date format from month/day year to day/month/year

2) change the styles, colors, fonts, etc of the drop down date picker. it looks horrible!

Please help!
RTKHOTAsked:
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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
The HTML5 date input field is specific about the format it uses: RFC 3339 full-date.  If you want to send it to the server in an alternate format then either don't use type date, or use javascript to manipulate the input.

I prefer to us a placeholder as a hint for the user, and I never use date pickers because they are lame.  If you do not like the look of the date picker.  Don't use it or create one using your own presentation design.

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