• Subject: Re: EDTMSK
  • From: "Dan Bale" <dbale@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:56:05 -0400


>1-Why not show them a default date instead of blanks, which is probably
>always wrong.   Put in to day's date, the end of last month or year, the
>due date, or whatever date was in the field last time they were there.
>That shows them what is expected, if nothing else.

It's supposed to be a date that is approximately 18 months prior to the current
date.  Or it could be 12 months, or 10, whatever the user wants.

>2-If that doesn't work, what is wrong with 00/00/0000?

O.K., call me finicky here, but, BLEAHHH!

>3- How on earth did you get away with a 4-digit year?  I am surprised the
>users and their capos didn't come after you with sharpened coffee stirrers
>and soggy toilet paper.  I tried YYYY once; it was not a pretty scene.

User requested it, since it was dealing with dates in the past, and soon will be
dealing with dates in the previous century (come January); user felt more
comfortable seeing the actual 4-digit date.

- Dan Bale

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