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Should this page validate?

Thread began 3/07/2012 8:46 pm by h150477 | Last modified 3/12/2012 6:14 pm by h150477 | 1224 views | 11 replies |

h150477

Should this page validate?

I have set two fields on my page to be validated if alphanumeric, required and not blank.
The generated code is as follows or very similar for both fields with only the numbers changing:
<?php
if (isset($_POST["Insert "])) {
$WAFV_Redirect = "eventinsert.php";
$_SESSION['WAVT_eventinsert_469_Errors'] = "";
if ($WAFV_Redirect == "") {
$WAFV_Redirect = $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"];
}
$WAFV_Errors = "";
$WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateAN(((isset($_POST["club_organiser"]))?$_POST["club_organiser"]:"") . "",true,true,true,true,"",true,3);
$WAFV_Errors .= WAValidateRQ(((isset($_POST["club_organiser"]))?$_POST["club_organiser"]:"") . "",true,1);

if ($WAFV_Errors != "") {
PostResult($WAFV_Redirect,$WAFV_Errors,"eventinsert_469");
}
}
?>
In addition they are both set to show the word "Required" if not validated, and the code is as follows:

<input name="club_organiser" type="text" id="club_organiser" tabindex="1" size="64" maxlength="128"> </td><td class="warning"><?php
if (ValidatedField('eventinsert_469','eventinsert_469')) {
if ((strpos((",".ValidatedField("eventinsert_469","eventinsert_469").","), "," . "1" . ",") !== false || "1" == "")) {
if (!(false)) {
?>
Required
<?php //WAFV_Conditional eventinsert.php eventinsert_469(1:)
}
}
}?></td>

I think that this code should only validate the fields if
1: They are alphanumeric
2: They have content that is not blank
If they do not validate, the page should be refreshed with the words "Required" displayed.


What actually happens is that the fields pass validation regardless of whether they have any content or not, and an invalid empty or partly completed entry is made in my database.
Additionally the " show if " validation fields on them, do not appear to work as expected. They do not show when the form is submitted in any circumstances.
Can anyone tell me what is wrong with the code?
Or am I not applying the behaviours correctly?

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h150477

The smily shown above is :) on my page. { a colon : followed by a brace ) }

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

send a copy of the page please, i need to see the code in context to see the full picture.

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h150477

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

couple of problems:

1) The submit button has a space at the end of the name, spaces are not valid in form element names.

change:

php:
<input name="Insert " type="submit" id="Insert " value="Insert Record">



to:

php:
<input name="Insert" type="submit" id="Insert" value="Insert Record">



so that the name does not contain a space.

2) you have 2 server validation on the page, you should only have 1

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h150477

Thanks for point 1 - noted.

As to point 2, reading the literature, it seemed to me as though each form field would require a different validation. Are you saying that you can validate all the form fields at the same time, and thus there is only one server validation that validates all the fields. If that is so, it makes the whole process a lot less tedious. It also makes good sense. I will give it a try.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  Are you saying that you can validate all the form fields at the same time, and thus there is only one server validation that validates all the fields.  




that is exactly what i am saying

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h150477

That seems to do the trick apart from one small thing:
Click the insert button on the empty form, and the hidden regions all show up. Enter some correct data into the fields and the form is submitted - without any data.

After all the validation has taken place, a blank record is inserted into the database with no content.
All the code checks out in the w3c validator.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the insert record behavior, you have selected the bindings from the validated entries collection, this collection only has values when the form fails validation.

you need to use the bindings from the form collection instead of from the validated entries collection.

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h150477

Thanks for the reply.
All I can say is that your Insert single record form is very misleading. One would assume that an item labeled WA validated Entries would contain the entry after validation has taken place, and that these would be inserted into the database.
I take it that one is supposed to use the form variables on the basis that when they are validated, they will be correct.

Perhaps you can explain the purpose of the WA Validated Entries?

Can you also explain the following Javascript error that ocurrs while filling in the form to insert a single record:
While executing onMouseUp in WAAB_Insert_SBV3.htm, the following JavaScript error(s) occurred:
In file "WAAB_Insert_SBV3": focus is not defined

Happens most times.

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