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From Martin Grigorov <mgrigo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: DateTextField maxlength idea
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 10:27:47 GMT
Ticket please :-)

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM, Jim Pinkham <pinkhamj@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a simple data entry form with a date/time field.
> My end users (web newbies) have found another interesting way to confound
> the most clear and straightforward instruction I can devise regarding it's
> (obvious?) use.
> I watched an end user type an entire time into the hour component without
> tabbing over to the minute.
> So, I'd like to suggest a minor change to
> extensions.yui.calendar.DateTimeField.html to add the maxlength="2" to the
> current size="2" on the hour/min input controls.
> I think it might be a simple way to give earlier feedback  (I've found it
> unwise to rely on instructions like "Please enter dates and times like
> this..." ).
> I know I could accomplish this for my own instances, perhaps with a copy of
> this modified html in a spot higher in the classpath, or maybe an attribute
> modifier someplace..., but then I thought what is the downside of making it
> the default?   Sure, it would impact a lot of code, but unless some locale
> I don't know of has 3 digit minutes, I don't think in a negative way --- I
> was suprised to find no other similar past discussion; perhaps there is
> some obvious reason this isn't a good idea?   I can't be the first one to
> think of this, can I?
> Cheers,
> Jim
> In case all that's not clear, here's what I mean in code:
> MyPage.html
> <span wicket:id="eventOn">MM/DD/YYYY [picker] HH MM [amPM]</span>
> MyPage.java
> add(new DateTimeField("eventOn"));
> DateTimeField.html in wicket-datetime-1.5-RC5.1.jar
> <wicket:panel xmlns:wicket="http://wicket.apache.org">
>  <span style="white-space: nowrap;">
>  <input type="text" wicket:id="date" size="12" />
>  <input type="text" wicket:id="hours" size="2" *maxlength="2"* />
>  <span wicket:id="hoursSeparator">&#160;:</span>
>  <input type="text" wicket:id="minutes" size="2" *maxlength="2"* />
>  <select wicket:id="amOrPmChoice"></select>
>  </span>
> </wicket:panel>

Martin Grigorov
Training, Consulting, Development

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