[EpiData-list] First public test of new Entry Client (xml file structure) - date and keyboard entry

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Sat Sep 11 10:10:44 CDT 2010


  Jamie comments on keyboard and movements.

The strategy for moving after a key press or mouse in Entry Client is this:
a. tab, "arrow down" or enter : move to next field
b. shift+tab, "arrow up": move to previous field
c. when clicking with the mouse: move to that field
d. arrow down in last field: move to first field
e. arrow up in first field: move to last field

The date rule now is:
One number: entered as first of dmy/mdy/ymd type, e.g. year for ymd
Two numbers: entered as first of dmy/mdy/ymd type, e.g. year for ymd
      if more than 12 in a mdy field, then reject entering

More than two numbers: depends in the same manner on field type 
(dmy/mdy/ymd)

Jamie Hockin suggests to always use a single (or two) digits as day, and 
I suppose up to four digits always as day + month.

Please discuss here on the list which logic you would like to see.

regards
Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association


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