[OpenAjaxIDE] date formatting

Steve Repetti steve at radwebtech.com
Wed Aug 19 12:39:15 PDT 2009



Just wanted to remind you that the 40+/- lines of code from my dateFormat()
function would handle your example as follows:


dateFormat( "MM/YYYY" )
dateFormat( "MM/DD/YYYY" )
dateFormat( "MM/DD" )

the above renders the current date in the desired formats. Alternatively,
you could specify have specified a specific date as the first parameter.


Please note, that dateFormat( ) has very little internationalization other
than inherited from JS, but again if you are interested I would be happy to
dinate the code base.


Steve Repetti





From: ide-bounces at openajax.org [mailto:ide-bounces at openajax.org] On Behalf
Of Jon Ferraiolo
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:25 PM
To: ide at openajax.org
Subject: [OpenAjaxIDE] date formatting


I want to make sure I understand the use case for date formatting.

One of the target scenarios mentioned during yesterday's phone call was the
YUI calendar widget:

* http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/calendar/

which takes a few parameters (pagedate, selected, mindate, maxdate) which
are expected to look like:


Am I understanding the YUI documentation correctly?

I believe the target workflow is that an IDE (e.g., Dreamweaver) recognizes
that a particular property is a date (e.g., due to format="date") and posts
a date picker widget, and after the user picks a date, then the IDE needs to
format the date value into a format that is compatible with what the
widget's constructor expects. Correct?

Kin or Scott: do you have an OAM file for the YUI date picker widget? I
would like to see how the OAM file is set up, particularly how the data
parameters are set up, and what aspects of the OAM file are a mismatch with

Below I have copied an OAM file that I found on the Dreamweaver extensions
site for a YUI tooltip widget. If the OAM file for the YUI calendar widget
uses similar approaches (e.g., <javascript location="afterContent">), then
it seems to me that the transformation of the date value into MM/DD/YYYY
format would be easy to do via JavaScript that is included with the logic in
the <javascript> element.



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<widget xmlns:dw="http://ns.adobe.com/dreamweaver"
name="YUI Tooltip"

<author name="Yahoo! Inc." />

<javascript location="afterContent">
(function() { 
var cn = document.body.className.toString();
if (cn.indexOf('yui-skin-sam') == -1) {
document.body.className += " yui-skin-sam";

var @@yuitooltip@@ = new YAHOO.widget.Tooltip("@@yuitooltip@@",
text:"You are hovering over the Lorem Ipsum paragraph." 

<p><em>Hover over the Lorem Ipsum paragraph to see the tooltip.</em></p>
<p id="@@contextid@@">
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Fusce egestas
fringilla mi. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et
malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Maecenas ac felis. Cras ligula odio,
tincidunt ac, suscipit et, vehicula a, neque. Nullam id nunc. Suspendisse
tristique augue tempus elit. Fusce hendrerit viverra nibh. Fusce a diam non
lectus tempus euismod. Duis sed purus at metus molestie adipiscing. Aenean
orci odio, rutrum sed, gravida a, pellentesque vel, augue. Ut est purus,
ullamcorper eu, facilisis ac, adipiscing at, lectus. Integer erat. Nunc
eleifend consequat sem. Donec orci dolor, adipiscing vitae, ultrices a,
venenatis et, mi. Proin semper accumsan metus. Integer sollicitudin, tortor
eu egestas pulvinar, augue dui elementum lectus, ac pretium tortor lacus vel
tortor. Morbi placerat. Nulla facilisi. 

<require type="css" src="../YUI/2.6.0/build/fonts/fonts-min.css"
includeRef="true" dw:shared="true"/>
<require type="css"
includeRef="true" dw:shared="true"/>
<require type="javascript"
includeRef="true" dw:shared="true"/>
<require type="javascript"
src="../YUI/2.6.0/build/container/container-min.js" includeRef="true"

<category name="YUI"/>

<property name="yuitooltip" default="yuitooltip" datatype="string"
<property name="contextid" default="contextid" datatype="string"

<p>The Tooltip Control is analogous to popup tooltips within common
operating systems. The standard tooltip interaction pattern involves a small
overlay that is displayed when the mouse hovers over a context element for a
specified amount of time. Tooltip is designed to be simple to implement with
easily-accessed configuration options and visual styling handled entirely
via CSS.</p>
<p>The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of components, written
in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using
techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also
includes several core CSS resources. All components in the YUI Library are
available under the BSD license and are free for all uses. More information
is available at: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/ .</p> 

<dw:help dw:src="http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/container/">Yahoo Widget
Tooltip Help</dw:help>


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