OK, so i want my form adds a persons details to a DB, all good so far but i want to grab a birth-date with the form then input that to my DB. mySQL only accepts yyyy-mm-dd format so i need to convert my string to that format no-matter what.
But what if the person doesn't enter the date correctly? what if the date doesn't even exist?
I could 'guide' the user into inputting into the form in the correct format but Ive never seen this done on line anywhere. Everywhere ive ever enter a date has always accepted:
I can probably figure out formatting to mySQL format by myself but im totally confused by what i should do when the user enters a date like:
is this 1st March 1988 Or 3rd January 1988?
Is there a setting i can grab from the browser to determine where in the world a user is?