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When page fails validation, no feedback is given user

Thread began 10/20/2009 7:08 pm by C Claypool | Last modified 11/02/2009 1:00 pm by C Claypool | 2585 views | 9 replies


Jason you mention the following:

"Next to each field you are validating, you can type the error message that should appear if validation fails."

When you say the error message can be typed, are you meaning we should type the error message using the Spry Effects in DW? i.e., select "Required" in Preview States in the Properties pane of DW and type a message.

Also, won't this get blown away if the form was initially created using Form Builder and a change is made in Form Builder?

You also mentioned:
"In the Validation fail section, select the server validation that should trigger the error to show and click the plus button. Add a new validation show if behavior for each error you wish to display."

Assuming my previous question was correct and the error message could be typed for each type of validation error using the Properties panel and Preview States, does this mean that when I apply the Validation Show If behavior to a text input such as First Name and it is supposed to be required (and I selected the "Enter your first name" text as the validation error message), I scrolled down to where first_name is located under the validations fail section and then clicked the plus button to add it, that a server side validation will occur for First Name being required and display the message that was typed next to the input field?

If so, do I have to create another new Validation Show If behavior for First Name if the max number of characters were exceeded?

I'm confused about clicking the plus button, what it does, and how many times the plus button could be clicked and why I would even do it multiple times in one Validation Show If behavior.

Hopefully this makes sense.


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