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Form Fields clear when Security Validation fails

Thread began 9/17/2009 9:25 pm by mlfcs303387 | Last modified 9/18/2009 11:17 am by Ray Borduin | 1390 views | 2 replies |


Form Fields clear when Security Validation fails

I have a form with the following fields:

Email Address:

Captcha security

After entering the Email Address and Name, I intentionally entered the Captcha wrong to make sure it did not pass Security Validation. That part worked, but it cleared my Email Address and Name fields.

Is it supposed to work this way? I was thinking is should keep the fields that I entered.

Thanks in advance for any feedback anyone can give.


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You need something to keep the form "sticky". You can do this a couple of ways... one if you have the Cookies Toolkit from WebAssist, you could use it to store the entire form in a cookie and then when the body loads, it will fill all values (except password) from the cookie that would have been established.

The other way to do is it with a bit of PHP hand coding. Since when somebody submits a form, it will then get loaded into the POST array with fields of the same name... such as a form element with name "name" become $_POST['name'] so you could check to see if each element is set in the POST array and if it is, you would then populate the original value with the POST value.

Best regards,


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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This should be done automatically by formbuilder. If it isn't working, most likely it is a mismatch in the page name.

There is a bug that we change it to all lower case in one spot and not another which can cause this problem regularly when working on pages that include upper case letters. To fix it you can look for instances of the action page in the server behavior and on the rest of the page and make sure they match correctly (case sensitive).

If you want to post the server validation code and one of your form elements I can be more specific about what might need to be updated.

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