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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Date of birth - tooltip for acceptable data entry for

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Date of birth - tooltip for acceptable data entry formats, and precision issue
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 13:18:15 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 09:20:32AM -0700, James Busser wrote:

> I am not sure what format(s) are presently permitted.

Somewhere between 20-40, can't say for sure. Which ones are
you missing ?

> I think we talked 
> about providing a tooltip to assist the user with this,

Given the number of formats supported that'd be rather
unwieldy. We might exemplarily include some of them. Which
ones would you suggest ?

> Also the DOB is supported to the extent of mm:ss but except for  
> newborns, we would lack the information and even when we had the  
> information, it does not seem to me we would input this. How do we avoid 
> extra precision when it would be just plain wrong?

My plan is to track time-of-birth in an extra field when
someone (like a pediatrician) needing that turns up. Until
then the time part is largely ignored but can be set if it
is known.

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