close ad
Databridge V2 with MySQLi support IS Now Available!
open ad
View Menu

Technical Support Forums

Free, outstanding support from WebAssist and your colleagues

Storing error messages in the form fields

Thread began 3/24/2010 8:53 am by gwh362692 | Last modified 3/31/2010 4:33 pm by gwh362692 | 2623 views | 10 replies


Thanks for the reply,

So the validation code for the first field is:

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.

Build websites with a little help from your friends

Your friends over here at WebAssist! These Dreamweaver extensions will assist you in building unlimited, custom websites.

Build websites from already-built web applications

These out-of-the-box solutions provide you proven, tested applications that can be up and running now.  Build a store, a gallery, or a web-based email solution.

Want your website pre-built and hosted?

Close Windowclose

Rate your experience or provide feedback on this page

Account or customer service questions?
Please user our contact form.

Need technical support?
Please visit support to ask a question





Ease of use


security code refresh image

We do not respond to comments submitted from this page directly, but we do read and analyze any feedback and will use it to help make your experience better in the future.

Close Windowclose

We were unable to retrieve the attached file

Close Windowclose

Attach and remove files

add attachmentAdd attachment
Close Windowclose

Enter the URL you would like to link to in your post

Close Windowclose

This is how you use right click RTF editing

Enable right click RTF editing option allows you to add html markup into your tutorial such as images, bulleted lists, files and more...

-- click to close --

Uploading file...