Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1507 closed defect (fixed)

DatePicker can confuse users into picking the wrong date

Reported by: bill Owned by: itorrey
Priority: high Milestone: 0.9
Component: design/interactions Version: 0.3
Keywords: Cc: ktiedt@…
Blocked By: Blocking:

Description

Datepicker's scroll-by-week feature can confuse user into selecting wrong date. See the attached image file; is the highlighted date Sept 30 or Oct 30?

Problem is that the top of the widget says "October" but actually half of October and half of another month are displayed. It's unclear whether October is the top half or the bottom half. If we are going to display two months at the same time we need to print the name of both months or do something else to disambiguate.

Attachments (2)

datepicker.jpg (9.6 KB) - added by bill 13 years ago.
Picture 2.png (12.8 KB) - added by bill 13 years ago.
displaying october but caption says september

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Change History (7)

Changed 13 years ago by bill

Attachment: datepicker.jpg added

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by dylan

Component: Widgetsdesign/interactions
Milestone: 0.5
Owner: changed from bill to torrey

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by tk

Cc: ktiedt@… added

Just an update on this... that picture is no longer possible because DatePicker? uses the firstSaturday test to determine the month, so... you will never have more than 6 days of the previous month showing...

Changed 13 years ago by bill

Attachment: Picture 2.png added

displaying october but caption says september

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by bill

As per our IRC chat, the comment above doesn't really make sense; it's still possible to show, for example, 15 days of one month and 15 days of another. Just for a record I attached Picture 2.png to show how the current code can confuse users. It's displaying the month of October (plus a few days before and after October), but the caption says September.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by Douglas Hays

Owner: changed from torrey to itorrey

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by bill

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Calendar in dijit 0.9 doesn't have scroll by week feature.

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