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Generating a Web Calendar

by hotshot (Prior)
on May 08, 2002 at 07:10 UTC ( #164935=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Another one !

I have to implement a web interface to a button that pops up a little calendar window. The user can choose a specific date in the current month or scroll to the next/previous month (just like in Microsoft outlook (I said the M word - I'm trully sorry). Anyone can recomend on a convinien calendar perl module for implementing that?

Thanks.

Hotshot

Edit kudra, 2002-05-07 Changed title

Comment on Generating a Web Calendar
Re: Calendar
by simon.proctor (Vicar) on May 08, 2002 at 08:00 UTC
    The Date::* suite is what you want. When I last wrote one I used Date::Calc as it had some nice convenience methods.
Re: Calendar
by zakb (Pilgrim) on May 08, 2002 at 08:21 UTC

    You may also want to look into doing this client side using Javascript. There's an excellent free example from Matt Kruse.

      I agree client-side is the way - your users wd get bored schlepping back and forth to the server to get new dates. Try this (n.b. it'll give you some jscript errors because in implementation it sends the date to another window, which in this case you have not got).

      I hasten to add that I didn't write the basic jscript for this - I cannibalised it with permission from an entry in the 5kb website contest a few yrs ago by Martin Kastel - I think it's tip top)

      George Sherston
Re: Generating a Web Calendar
by beebware (Pilgrim) on May 08, 2002 at 10:18 UTC
    Well, if you were looking for a Perl calender system then ResourceIndex would be a good place to check (along with the Date:: modules on CPAN etc).If you just want the ability for the end user to 'pick a date' then using Javascript scripts such as the ones on javascript.internet.com may be a good idea. If you are just after a bit more 'Outlookish' look and feel, then check DynamicDrive's Outlook bar system.
Re: Generating a Web Calendar
by lachoy (Parson) on May 08, 2002 at 12:16 UTC

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