Noob here, know some JS, get the concept of jquery, but am in over my head getting started with using the datepicker.
What is needed: need to get two datepickers to populate text fields as in a from date to an end date. These text field values will be used as parameters in querying a database. Want to use the datepicker to restrict user error. Had it working previously with a script from the web, but need to restrict date range, limit years to last five, etc. Looks like the datepicker found at http://docs.jquery.com/ui/datepicker would be just the ticket.
However, when you look at the source it turns out that all is done linking to google. Further they are using 1.8, which I think is a reference to a jquery release and only 1.71 is available for downloading. Would like to set things up local.
To start with, would just like to get datepicker to appear in a test page. Have downloaded 1.71 to my development directory locally, have a link to the script in the head, but don't want to play guess-a-step getting it going. Would like to get it working properly.
Can someone point me in the right direction?