Overriding or changing HTML generated by date_select?

Hi,

I'm looking for a way to customize the HTML forms generated by
date_select. I'm especially keen on replacing the year and possibly
day input by a simple text field, since honestly, I find listboxes for
years to be quite retarded (if I wanted client-side validation, there
would be better ways to do that instead of having people try and find
their year of birth in a list of approximately a hundred entries). Is
there a way to do that without manually hardcoding form fields in the
view?

You can hack ActiveView::Helpers::DateHelper if you'd like, or wrap
date_select in a helper of your own and manipulate the output there,
but I suspect you'll do just as well without it.

Take a look at this railscast:
http://railscasts.com/episodes/32

I think Ryan Bates shows how to do almost exactly what you want.

- Martin

> I'm looking for a way to customize the HTML forms generated by
> date_select.

...

Take a look at this railscast:http://railscasts.com/episodes/32

Thanks a lot, that looks like a good point to start from. They need to
make those casts more search-friendly in some way, all that web
searches turned up were JScript calendars.