It would be helpful to allow for a plug-in point in the date-related input components for enabling custom parsing of the entered value before it's formatted. The format would be consistent after the parsing completes, but there are cases where parsing text and converting it are helpful. A few examples might be: - "today" translates to 8/27/2018. - "yesterday" translates to 8/26/2018. - "1" translates to the first of the current month: 8/1/2018. - "nov01/18" translates to 11/1/2018.