date method

Returns: Boolean

Description: Makes the element require a date.

    Return true if the value is a valid date. Uses JavaScript’s built-in Date to test if the date is valid, and therefore does no sanity checks. Only the format must be valid, not the actual date, eg 30/30/2008 is a valid date.

    This method should not be used, since it relies on the new Date constructor, which behaves very differently across browsers and locales. Use dateISO instead or one of the locale specific methods (in localizations/ and additional-methods.js).

    Example:

    Makes “field” required and a date.

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    <!doctype html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Makes "field" required and a date.</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://jquery.bassistance.de/validate/demo/site-demos.css">
    </head>
    <body>
    <form id="myform">
    <label for="field">Required, date: </label>
    <input class="left" id="field" name="field">
    <br/>
    <input type="submit" value="Validate!">
    </form>
    <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="http://jquery.bassistance.de/validate/jquery.validate.js"></script>
    <script src="http://jquery.bassistance.de/validate/additional-methods.js"></script>
    <script>
    // just for the demos, avoids form submit
    jQuery.validator.setDefaults({
    debug: true,
    success: "valid"
    });
    $( "#myform" ).validate({
    rules: {
    field: {
    required: true,
    date: true
    }
    }
    });
    </script>
    </body>
    </html>

    Demo: