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Easy Form Validation with Javascript!

Form validation using JavaScript has never been as easy and simple! We
have developed a free generic form validation script that can validate
any form with very little JavaScript required in form!

For example:

A normal HTML form with out validation:

<form action="foobar. htm" method="get">
<div>Name: <input type="text" name="customerN ame" value=""></div>
<div>Email: <input type="text" name="customerE mail" value=""></div>
<div>Zip: <input type="text" name="customerZ ip" value=""></div>
<div><input type="submit" value="Submit"> </div>

Simply add a few more attributes and you now have form validation:

<form action="foobar. htm" method="get">
<div>Name: <input type="text" required="yes" validate="text"
message="Please enter your name." name="customerN ame" value=""></div>
<div>Email: <input type="text" required="yes" validate="email "
message="Please enter a valid email address" name="customerE mail"
<div>Zip: <input type="text" required="yes" validate="int"
message="Please enter a zip code" name="customerZ ip" value=""></div>
<div><input type="submit" value="Submit"
onClick="valida te(this.form); return document.formSu bmit;"></div>
You can get a free copy of the script here:
http://dboorn.com/javascript_form_va...n.php?catID=69. Please feel
free to download and use for any of your needs. As always please feel
free to let me know your thoughts!

Feb 24 '06 #1
2 2376
da**********@gm ail.com wrote:
Form validation using JavaScript has never been as easy and simple!
As always please feel free to let me know your thoughts!

1. Not very backwards-compatible (not all browsers expose custom attributes
to js)
2. Very limited validation functionality
3. Creates potentially invalid HTML

Overall, it's not the best strategy.

Matt Kruse
Feb 24 '06 #2

da**********@gm ail.com wrote:
Simply add a few more attributes and you now have form validation:

<form action="foobar. htm" method="get">
<div>Name: <input type="text" required="yes" validate="text"

I would stay with the conventional styling way:
<input name="quantity" class="required numeric nozero"...
<input name="store" class="optional string"...

This way you would make it more cross-browser plus lesser risk to drive
crazy some over-sensitive parser :-)

Feb 24 '06 #3

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