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javascript validation for mixed form

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I am working with a page that has both cfform elements and 'plain
html' form elements. In particular, I am needing to validate my
textarea form field and my email text field. On one of my html pages,
I have been using a great javascript validation script; however, I am
wondering if I can use that in a coldfusion page? I've included the
javascript I'd been using before.
Thanks for any help you can provide,
In the cfform tag, I included this call:
<cfform action="#cgi.script_name#" method="Post" name="NewItemForm"
onSubmit="return checkWholeForm(this)" >
The javascript in the head is listed below:
<script language="JavaScript">
// news headline/email subject
function checkEmailSubject (strng) {
var error="";
if (strng == "") {
error = "Please enter an Email Subject/News Headline.\n\n";

// news/email content
function checkContent (strng) {
var error="";
if (strng == "") {
error = "Please enter Email/News Content.\n\n";

// email
function checkEmail (strng) {
var error="";
if (strng == "") {
error = "Please enter your email address.\n\n";

//filter for ou/ouhsc domains
var emailFilter2=/.@(ou|ouhsc)\.edu$/i
if (!(emailFilter2.test(strng))) {
error="Please enter a valid email address with either ou or ouhsc
//end domain filter

var emailFilter=/^.+@.+\..{2,3}$/;
if (!(emailFilter.test(strng))) {
error = "Please enter a valid email address.\n\n";
else {
//test email for illegal characters
var illegalChars= /[\(\)\<\>\,\;\:\\\"\[\]]/
if (strng.match(illegalChars)) {
error = "The email address contains illegal characters.\n

return error;
<!-- Begin check form script, which refers to above -->

function checkWholeForm(NewItemForm) {
var why = "";
why += checkEmail(NewItemForm.Email1.value);
why += checkEmailSubject(NewItemForm.EmailSubject.value);
why += checkContent(NewItemForm.Content.value);
if (why != "") {
return false;
return true;
// -->
<!-- End form validation script -->

Apr 26 '07 #1
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ll said the following on 4/26/2007 4:50 PM:
I am working with a page that has both cfform elements and 'plain
html' form elements.
There is no such thing as a "cfform element" in HTML. What you use on
the server is irrelevant. What is relevant is what the browser gets. So,
post a sample URL to a generated page and not Cold Fusion code.

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