Date format

Hi all, I need some help to force a spesific date format for an input field.
All I can find is function relating to US date format (mm/dd/yyyy) but I need it specifically for dd/mm/yyyy

Here is the code:

In need it for "Start_Date" and "End_Date". If someone can suggest changes to my code please?

<body>
	<form method="post" action="">
	<center>
		Leave Type <select name=Leave_Type>
			<option value="Annual">Annual</option>
			<option value="Sick">Sick</option>
			<option value="Family Res">Family Res</option>
		</select> </br></br>
	Start Date  <input type=text name=Start_Date></input> dd/mm/yyyy</br></br>
	End Date    <input type=text name=End_Date></input> dd/mm/yyyy</br></br>
	<p><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit" /></p>
	<p><input type="submit" name="history" value="History" /></p>
	<p><input type="submit" name="back" value="Back" /></p>
	<p><input type="submit" name="logout" value="Log Out" /></p>
	<a href="mailto:<?php echo $epos ?>?subject=Web leave application for <?php echo $_SESSION['username']?>&body=Kindly process my leave request" >Inform HR (optional)</a>
	</center>
	</FORM>
</body>

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Pierre KAsked:
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Radek BaranowskiFull-stack Java DeveloperCommented:
I guess you can't really tell the difference, aside from user taking your hint (dd/mm/yyyy) seriously.

How possibly can you tell 07/07/2000 from 07/07/2000 ? :)
Pierre KAuthor Commented:
Good comment - but some Users sit on the ears and don't use their eyes :)
I do reply on them taking the hint but I should probably let the code think for them??
So you saying there is no solution?
Maybe I must at least check for the '/' in the right places
Will give it some time for other comments if you don't mind
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I guess you're trying to validate the date fields and want them to be validated in the format of dd/MM/yyyy?

if yes, then you can refer to this resources:

Date Formatting And Format Validation
http://www.javascripttoolbox.com/lib/date/examples.php

Look at the Parsing section.

copy their js file and do your own validation from there.
Radek BaranowskiFull-stack Java DeveloperCommented:
Yes, there are plenty of validation functions, I'm just saying these two formats are so alike.

anyway, in HTML5 you can use native 'date' input type, and it takes it from there without you worrying about validation:

http://www.html5tutorial.info/html5-date.php

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Pierre KAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys - sure I'll come right now
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