How do I add a "date" field in a PHP form?

I have a form that currently uses a plain text box to enable the user to input the date (see attached screenshot and file). I would like the textbox to be formatted as a date field, i.e., either with date formatting or using a date picker. What do I need to do to accomplish this?
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Michael FowlerSolutions ConsultantCommented:
Here is a tutorial with a number of different options for a date picker and includes code examples
geeta_m9Author Commented:
Ray, the date input type only seems to work in Chrome. It doesn't do anything in Safari and Firefox.
Ray PaseurCommented:
Yes, that is the nature of HTML and web browsers - they are prescriptive and permissive rather than descriptive and restrictive.  

You may want to learn about jQuery "datepickers" to try for a cross-browser solution.

jQuery is rather old -- spaghetti code from the early part of the millennium, but it can still be useful for things like this.

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geeta_m9Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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