I need a method to prevent the a date field from entering a default value when a user does not enter a full date. For instance if I have a display and vallidation pattern of mm/dd/yyyy and a user enters 2008 in the field, it will automatically format the field to 01/01/2008.
I need an error message or some sort of alert to notify the user that the date should be entered in the mm/dd/yyyy format. Currently my alert message is called when a date like 3/333 is entered or 333 or some other incorrect format.
I could really use the help as I am under a tight deadline.