Well, that is useful information.
In any case, I'm using a pull down menu to limit the number of choices people get: they just get dates when we actually have shows, so it should be true that unless someone hacks the page code by hand (I double dog dare them...) - or some weird system failure... there never should be any invalid values there....
The nature of doing show entries kind of means that a lot of this doesn't need strong validation. This has been done with snail-mailed, hand written forms forever. Usually you have only 30-60 entries to deal with, and we know most of these folks. Illegible fields are routine, and the person handling the entries (the Secretary) will call or email the person concerned and just ask what they intended. Errors in calculating the $$ due also currently get handled that way.
Can I remove validation from the ShowDate and would that cure the problem with the menu?