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Check if the native date input is supported

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
10 Mar, 2020
Level 1 — Basic
The following function returns `true` if the current browser supports the native date input `<input type="date" />`:
const isDateInputSupported = function () {
// Create new input element
const ele = document.createElement('input');

// Set the type attribute
ele.setAttribute('type', 'date');

const invalidValue = 'not-a-valid-date';

// Set an invalid value
ele.setAttribute('value', invalidValue);

// If the browser supports the date input,
// it won't have effect on the `value` attribute
// `ele.value` will be an empty string
// In the other case, the input is treated as normal text input
// and `ele.value` returns the original value
return ele.value !== invalidValue;
This approach can be used to check other HTML 5 input types such as `email`, `range`, `url`, etc.

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