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I could not find this error in the forum: Expected ";"

Thread began 4/01/2011 10:05 am by info72555 | Last modified 4/05/2011 10:37 am by Jason Byrnes | 2017 views | 9 replies |

info72555

I could not find this error in the forum: Expected ";"

The form is working fine but there is an error in the code of every form (but different place) I am editing -> Error: Expected ";"
Using Windows XP Pro, DWCS4, Form Builder 2

I have deleted the Cache, deleted all custom presets, un- and re-installed a few times - same result. When I create a form based on a preset provided with FB, no error appears but as soon as I edit the form it slips in. I am not a programmer and spent about 4 hours trying to get it to work without showing the error. The good part is that the form is sending the message - the bad part is that the error suggests I don't know what I am doing :o(

Example:
ContactUs.php

Thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

when it shows the error, does it give a line number?

I dont see the error occurring so can t really investigate the cause.

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info72555

I could not find this error in the forum: Expected ";"

Hi Jason,

I thought the best way to address it would be to show you a Live example, the reason I attached the link for you. In IE the yellow error icon shows in the status bar at the bottom right after the page has finished loading. When you double click on it you get the details.

In this case the error suggests:
Line 234
Char 12
Error: Expected ';'
Code 0

I get the Expected ';' in every form I am creating....

Hope this helps.

PS: I just noticed the error shows up only about 90% of the time. Please refresh the page if you don't see it.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It wasn't clear from the initial post that this was a javascript error. but now i see it.


the error is caused by these two lines:
var Member Inquiry__1_Spry = new Spry.Widget.ValidationCheckbox("Member Inquiry__1_Spry", { isRequired:false , validateOn:["blur"]});
var Questions or Comments_Spry = new Spry.Widget.ValidationTextarea("Questions or Comments_Spry", { minChars:1, maxChars:300, isRequired:false , validateOn:["blur"]});


the reason it is happening is that you are using spaces in the form element names. Spaces are not permitted in form element names.

when naming the form elements either conform to the camelCase naming convention or use the underscore (_) in place of spaces.

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info72555

THANK YOU!! :o)

I feel really silly now - seems I should have known better.

Thanks Jason!!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no worries.

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info72555

Removing the spaces did not resolve the error...

Hi Jason,

I just removed the spaces and I still get the same error as before but now it's in line 233. Similar to before, the error does not show up all the time so please reload the page if you do not see it: ContactUs.php

I had been hoping it was due to the spaces... what else did I miss?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

these two lines are left behind referancing the old form elements with spaces in the names:
var Member Inquiry__1_Spry = new Spry.Widget.ValidationCheckbox("Member Inquiry__1_Spry", { isRequired:false , validateOn:["blur"]});
var Questions or Comments_Spry = new Spry.Widget.ValidationTextarea("Questions or Comments_Spry", { minChars:1, maxChars:300, isRequired:false , validateOn:["blur"]});


delete them.

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info72555

You fixed it! :o)

I am really glad Webassist has great customer support - thank you Jason!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Glad to hear it is working.

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