[metrics-bugs] #30793 [Metrics/Website]: Date format is not specified on graph arguments

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Wed Jan 8 13:39:15 UTC 2020

#30793: Date format is not specified on graph arguments
 Reporter:  irl              |          Owner:  metrics-team
     Type:  defect           |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium           |      Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Website  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal           |     Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:                   |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                   |         Points:
 Reviewer:                   |        Sponsor:
Changes (by karsten):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 Replying to [comment:2 karsten]:
 > Not sure whether an HTML placeholder would work here. The input field
 already contains default values that the user can edit. I guess the ask is
 to explain the date format when people edit the dates.

 We're already using an HTML placeholder here, but that only appears when
 the user clears the input. So, doesn't solve the issue.

 > A tooltip might work. What's the HTML for adding one, again?

 Looks like we'd have to use JavaScript for this. Not a big issue, because
 having this tooltip is not essential for using the website. But not the
 best solution, IMO.

 > Another option could be to write "Start date (YYYY-MM-DD):" as field

 I tried that, and it doesn't look as nice with a max width of 100px. And
 I'd rather abstain from hacking our CSS.

 > Yet another option would be use a date selector as on the
 [https://metrics.torproject.org/exonerator.html ExoneraTor page].

 Okay, I put this in. It solves the issue. Let's try it out. And if it has
 any downsides, we'll probably hear about them from our users.

 > Please choose one! :)

 Done. Please let me know if this was the wrong choice. Closing.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/30793#comment:3>
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