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I patched my local copy to show the current date as default in the input box, dunno if people find this useful. If so, I could patch the distriburion version over here too. The change is quite simple, and for general use should probably be conditional on the value in the form (eg, '$current' or something). Here is the line I added:

sub renderFormFieldForEditHandler {
    my ( $name, $type, $size, $value, $attributes, $possibleValues ) = @_;
    my $calendarOutputFormat = TWiki::Func::getPreferencesValue('DATEFIELDPLUGIN_DATEFORMAT') || '%d %b %Y';
     return unless $type eq "date";

+    $value=strftime($calendarOutputFormat,localtime(time));

     my $content =

-- KoenMartens - 23 Jun 2006

Summary Default value to current date
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KoenMartens
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1-beta1, Mon, 24 Jul 2006, build 11161
AppliesTo Extension
Component DateFieldPlugin
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 11355 11356 11391
TargetRelease n/a
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Topic revision: r6 - 2006-10-31 - RickMach
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