Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113724
6.4 All date fields to be augmented with a radio box labelled today
Last modified: 2008-10-06 09:25:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Please clarify the reason behind this. I believe the ideal solution
would be to default all date boxes to today's date - the additional
radio box is confusing.
If this is the only solution at present, currently the box is not
checked by default and the date is not displaying in the date field
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create an event
2.View date fields
Pre-filling all the text boxes with the current date would complicate
matters for date fields which are typically optional, since the user
now has to manually remove all the pre-filled data.
What if we make it easier for the user to select the current day
(if they so desire) by populating the drop-down list
in the following order:
Current the "day" field is a text field, not a drop down so that is
not possible with the current widget and would require converting to a
The check box defaults to true for most dates. However, it defaults
to unchecked for things like "launch date" where the user would rarely
want to use "today". It also is "unchecked" if the date already has a
value so that the current value is not overridden. However, in most
cases if the item does not have a current value it should default to
It just looks very messy with the day field blank and a 'today' box
next to the field - Can I ask you to suggest a solution the best
option considering present timescales
In addition, the requirements as stated (at least as I received them)
included the 'today' toggle. For this week, there's nothing new we can
do. As for changes before final release, to make any change would
require a change which doesn't impact current functionality. For
optional fields, automatically filling in today's date would cause
fields which ought to remain blank to be accidentally filled in.
I have had a detailed look at this again today.
My recommendations are:
'today' toggle does not check today's date as it stands so is not
At present, the current date widget is inconsistent. Controlled
lists for month and year are present but day is just a text box.
This really needs to be improved so that the way each field works is
consistent. There is no problem about the day list containing 1-31
and a user resolving how many days in the month. By default all
lists could contain a blank so that the user chooses month day and
year or leaves blank if required. The today toggle would not
necessarily be needed unless if you checked it, it would
automatically fill the boxes with todays date. In some cases today's
date is filled automatically e.g. lifecycle start date - I assume you
could still do this.
Please let me know how we can resolve this
As discussed during our meeting last week, we will remove the 'today'
checkbox altogether since it just doesn't work well in practice. The
picker. We'll evaluate how much work this will involve to determine
when we'll be able to integrate such functionality.
Dan, does this mean we should simply revert Randy's changes entirely,
going back to prior behavior?
Remove the 'today' checkbox altogether, putting Date field back to
what it originally was prior to WS3
I'm still seeing the today checkbox.
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