EditDate Element (Data)
The "edit_date" Element
The "edit_date" element allows the user to edit a structured date or time that adheres to the syntactic rules defined for the game system. If a "game world" date or time is edited, then the proper pieces are presented to the user, as dictated by the structure specified for each within the definition file. If a "real world" date or time is edited, then the traditional pieces are presented. This makes it possible to ensure the user enters a syntactically valid date/time, although semantic rules are not currently enforced. The complete list of attributes for this element is below.
field Id – Specifies the unique id of the field where the date/time value to be edited is both retrieved and stored. The field must exist within the pick/thing associated with the containing template. If this portal is not defined within a template, an editdate portal is not allowed. readonly (Optional) Boolean – Indicates whether the information within the portal can be edited by the user or is displayed as read-only. Default: "no". format (Optional) Set – Designates the formatting behavior to be utilized. Must be one of these values:
- gamedate – The contents are edited as a game system date.
- gametime – The contents are edited as a game system time.
- realdate – The contents are edited as a real world date.
- realtime – The contents are edited as a real world time.
- Default: "realdate".
The following example demonstrates what an editdate portal might look like. All default values are assumed for optional attributes.
<portal id="date" style="editDate"> <edit_date field="thedate" format="gamedate"/> </portal>