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Auto-update time on journal update page

Title
Auto-update time on journal update page

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a javascript doodah to the journal update page to keep the date and time up to date.

Full description of the idea
The update journal page is full of javascript and ajaxy goodness these days, but the update time bit of it is still stuck in the dark ages. Add some sort of fancy thingummy that will periodically check the time that's entered and update it if it isn't right.

To allow people to still enter their own date and time if they want to, stop the automatic update from happening once the time gets clicked on. Alternatively, hide the time entirely and have all the magic done in the background, but then have an "edit date and time" button which brings up the box to enter whatever date/time is wanted.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Simpler updates.
  • More accurate timing on entries.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Slight increased overheads.
  • Could confuse people who are used to the current behaviour.
  • Could be annoying for people whose computer clocks are wrong.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Buy an infinite number of computers.
  • Hire an infinite number of monkeys.
  • Sit the monkeys at the computers.
  • Examine what each of them type until you find one who managed to type valid javascript which performs the required task.
Tags: entry editor, javascript, user interface, § implemented
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