For the first problem I would do something like this:
Day = request.form("day")
Month = request.form("month")
Year = request.form("year")
Date = Month & "/" & Day & "/" & Year
Date = cdate(date)
'Now you can insert it
Depending on what you are wanting to do with the date, you may not need to save it as a date. If all you want to do is save it for redisplay, you can save teh date as a varchar. If you want to do any type of date search, you need to save it as a date.
As for the 2nd question. You cannot include an external page, you must have root access. You can use the simple script below to get past this limitation:
'Specify the URL you want to include
GotothisURL = "
Set GetConnection = CreateObject("Microsoft.XM
GetConnection.Open "get", GotothisURL, False
ResponsePage = GetConnection.responseText
page = ResponsePage
'Writes the URL to your page.