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Storing error messages in the form fields

Thread began 3/24/2010 11:53 am by gwh362692 | Last modified 3/31/2010 7:33 pm by gwh362692 | 1362 views | 10 replies

gwh362692

Thanks for the reply,

So the validation code for the first field is:

<?php
if (ValidatedField('index_965','index_965')) {
if ((strpos((",".ValidatedField("index_965","index_965").","), "," . "1" . ",") !== false || "1" == "")) {
if (!(false)) {
?>
<span style="color: red"> First name is required </span>
<?php //WAFV_Conditional index.php index_965(1:)
}
}
}?>


Would I need to alter this in order to use it in the input field as you suggested:

<input id="firstname" name="firstname" type="text" value="<?php if($serverside) {echo "invalid";} else echo "First name"; ?>" onfocus="if (this.value == 'First name') this.value=''" onblur="if (this.value == '') this.value='First name'" />

Also I have an onblur event in the input fields so that if someone clicks out of the field without typing something in it, the original label, ie. 'First name' is reinserted into the field. This creates a problem because I've noticed that the form still submits even if a name isn't typed into the field. It's assuming that 'First name' is an entry and therefore isn't validating it correctly. Is there a way around this? I guess it would have to check if the contents of the field was 'First name' and if yes then validation would fail.

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