jscalendar release notes
This release compiled at Wednesday, 5 Nov 2003 (19:30).
This release's primary goal is to fix a wrong license statement which
can be found in some files from 0.9.4. For instance in README or
calendar.js, the statement was that the code is distributed under the
GNU GPL; that's because I had plans to change the license, then
changed my mind but unfortunately I committed files so. I am sorry
for this inconvenience, please use the latest (0.9.5) release which is
fully covered by LGPL.
Fixed an annoying bug that prevented the calendar to display
correctly when it was configured for an input field inside a
scrolling area. Many thanks to Ian Barrack (Simban.com) who pointed it up and
donated quote some money for the Calendar project!
All examples use UTF-8 now; the translations may not be all
up-to-date, but I strongly suggest everyone to use
UTF-8; other encodings are a plain mess. So far I know for sure
that Romanian translation will work with UTF-8 and not
anymore with ISO-8859-2. Other translations are probably
usable under UTF-8, but if your preferred language isn't... ;-)
please make it and send it to me for inclusion.
Fixed small bug in the documentation (one footnote didn't appear
where it should have).
Updated translations: DE, ES, HU, IT, RO. Thanks to everyone who
- Supports time selection. Yes. ;-) This work has been largely
sponsored by Himanshukumar Shah (thank you!). See
the docs and example files for details on how to setup.
- Easy to link 2 or more fields by using the new
onUpdate parameter of
is useful, say, to automatically set a value in a second field based
on the value selected in the first field. See the documentation and
first sample in simple-1.html.
Calendar.setup low-level parameters, for those
wanting to have the complete control:
onClose. The handlers are called when something is
selected in the calendar or when the calendar is closed.
- The translation files can optionally include the short day names
and the short month names. That's because in some languages, like
German, the short form is not the first 3 letters of the entire name
but only the first 2. Also in other languages short names can't be
as easily derived from the full name by just calling substr, so this
patch solves the problem.
- Implemented a nice way to make some dates "special" (look
different). Specifically, the
was replaced with the more general
method (the old one is still available for backwards compatibility but
will be removed). More details about this in the
documentation. Also see simple-3.html
for a live sample.
- Date parsing and formatting engine is now rewritten and supports a
strftime format specifiers from ANSI C. This
makes it possible to use dates like "YYYYMMDD" (the corresponding
format for this would be "%Y%m%d"). Details in the documentation.
Please note that the new engine is not compatibile with older
- Along with the new date parser I workarounded an unpleasant crash
that occurred in IE when certain accented characters appeared in the
texts. I think German was one of the language with such problems, and
the workaround was to use the letter without an accent. Well, now you
can translate to whatever you want.
- "Fixes" (I mean, "horrible workarounds") for Konqueror (and
hopefully Safari). Unfortunately, this otherwise excellent browser
still has some bugs that keep the calendar from working
exactly as it should.. But they're going to be fixed,
- CSS themes got pretty much modified too so if you wrote your theme
you need to update it. Aside for the time selector support, the CSS
themes contain a simple hack that makes the navigation buttons show
a little arrow in the lower-right corner which indicates that if one
holds the mouse a menu will appear.
The translation files need to be updated in order for the calendar to
work properly. Currently the only updated files are calendar-en.js
(main file) and calendar-ro.js (well, yes, I am a Romanian ;-).
Specifically, they need the following:
- Correct date format, according with the new format specifiers
introduced in 0.9.4. Details about the available format specifiers
in the documentation
- Short day or month names, if required. If they can be
derived by taking the first N letters of the full name then a simple
Calendar._SDN_len = N or Calendar._SMN_len = N will suffice. If N
is 3 then nothing needs to be done as we take it for granted if no
other option is offered ;-)
- We have some new texts that shows short usage information as well
as copyright information.
If your favorite language is not there yet, or it is but not updated
according to the main calendar-en.js file, then please consider
translating calendar-en.js and send the translation back to me so that
I include it in the official distribution.
I didn't keep track. However, there were a lot of bugfixes.
- Opera 7 compatibility — keyboard navigation is
still not available; text selection can't be disabled, leading to an
ugly effect when walking through the month/year menus.
- Ability to align the calendar relative to the input field (or any
other element). Vertical: top, center, bottom. Horizontal: left,
center, right. This is established as a new parameter for
- Added dateClicked property (boolean). This can be
inspected in the "onSelect" handler to determine if a date was
really clicked or the user only changed month/year using the menus.
You need to check this for "single-click" calendars and
only close/hide the calendar if it's true.
- Full documentation in HTML
and PDF format is now available in the
- New language definition files: HU, HR, PT, ZH. Thanks those who
This covers only those bugs that have been reported at SourceForge.
- #703,238 — fixed
- #703,814 — fixed
- #716,777 — closed (was fixed already in 0.9.2-1)
- #723,335 — fixed
- #715,122 — feature request; implemented.
- #721,206 — fixed (added "refresh()" function)
- #721,833 — fixed (bug concerning the "yy" format
- #721,833 — won't fix (we won't set the time to
midnight; time might actually be useful when we implement support
for time selection).
Last modified on Wed Oct 29 02:37:07 2003