i cannot find this as an issue anywhere.
just recently, i noticed that my node edit forms no longer display the current value for any cck date fields on the content type. i have checked this with at least 2 different content types, and i have tried with both the default form display, and my own custom edit forms (which previously displayed the dates correctly).
i have verified that the dates are indeed stored correctly in the database. i have also verified that the date values are available both in the node (checking in hook_nodeapi with op = load) and also in the $form structure used by the node edit templates.
once the field has been rendered using drupal_render(), the output for the element shows the value attribute as empty.
has anybody seen this? any help or pointers at all would be greatly appreciated.
thanks so much,