Is the answer to always use a universal format as input to date functions, or is there a way to tell the browser to expect dates input in my locale format?You can create it with a string in m/d/y like you stated, ornew Date(year, month, day[, hoursClick event on dynamic element WITHOUT jQuery. toLocaleDateString(). We can convert any date object to local string by using toLcaleDateString like this.PHP MySQL script and tutorials. JQuery other client side scripts. Basic web design HTML.