I'm currently working on a change to CalendarDateField, so that the calendar is accessible by clicking a calendar icon to the right of the field, rather than the field itself. This is because it's currently really hard to type in a value without using the calendar.
My question is - should this be implemented as an optional part of CalendarDateField, turned off by default, or should I change the default behaviour?
Additionally, almost all of the time I use the date field, I am choosing today, or something very close, so it would make sense for the value inside the textbox to show today. I think having this as default too, but with the ability to disable the day's default.
As it stands, I sometimes find myself writing 2006 and wondering why it doesn't show up :P
I've made it the default, and put a note for Andrew to include backward-compatability issues in the 2.0.2 changelog.
Sig - defaulting to today can get tricky when you want to clear the value of the field out. In short - it's one of those things you wind up swearing at in lots of situations. The calendar has today highlighted, so setting to today is a 2-click process.
Would be cool to get some simple strtotime working in here - we had quite an advanced implementation in SilverStripe 1 that is probably not entirely necessary here, but changing words like 'today', 'tomorrow', 'yesterday', the days of the week etc would be cool.