How to avoid autopopulated default date in EngageOne Interactive Editor

If a date field is mandatory and has no default value then it will be left blank when it is prompted for.
It will only default to today's date if it is not mandatory and it has no default value.

For a mandatory date field with no default value the user cannot tab straight past it - they will be presented with an error message.
However clicking in the date field will automatically populate it with today's date.
UPDATED:  April 18, 2017