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06-08-2007, 05:49 PM
1) CODE TITLE: Form Validation Framework
2) AUTHOR NAME/NOTES:
Extensible Form Validation framework that can be easily localized.
Currently it contains validators for:
Strings agains regular expressions
Strings by length
Code example :
<!-- Create xml data island that configures a validator, this one will validate onblur-->
<xml id="decimalvaldef1" style="display:none;" for="decimalfield" vblur="true">
<!-- Default error message can be overridden/localized -->
<converter name="decimal">Decimal field is invalid!</converter>
<validator name="decimal" l="15.25" g="6.5"></validator>
<!-- Instantiate event handlers-->
//Validator agent reads the validator configuration and invokes validation for specified field
Optionally we can instantiate MessageHandler for the entire form that shows localized validation error messages
<!-- An element whose id matches "inputid_message" receives that input's validation errros.-->
<span id="inputid_message" for="decimalfield"></span>
//MessageHandler listens to validationError events and outputs the messages to error area defined above
4) URL TO CODE:
Example and instructions can be found :
or, ATTACHED BELOW (see #3 in guidelines below):
06-08-2007, 07:38 PM
Hey! I tried the demo and really liked what I saw. The code is amazingly clean and simple with good support for basic data-types and with Regex support you can basically validate against anything imaginable!
What is this licensed under?
The same license as the rest of the DynamicDrive scripts, should it be accepted.
Important: By submitting, you represent that you are the original creator of the script, and grant Dynamic Drive the full right to include and feature your script in our script archive and possibly through other sources affiliated with Dynamic Drive. We also reserve the right to modify or remove the script from our site at any time.
06-08-2007, 08:02 PM
When it comes to non-html tags, you'll notice that they are inside the xml data island and should therefore be ok.
I am eager to find out whether some kind of standard exists when dealing with non standard attributes like for attribute inside a span tag.
Use standard tags? - I am apalled when I see people use the class attribute to store extra information for which they were never intended for.
When it comes to non-html tags, you'll notice that they are inside the xml data island and should therefore be ok.XML data islands are IE-only. In other browsers, it should be ignored; however, the standards are vague on whether unknown tags should be left in the DOM tree or not. My guess is that KHTML strips them away, while Mozilla's Gecko and Opera's Presto don't. It's invalid either way.
I am eager to find out whether some kind of standard exists when dealing with non standard attributes like for attribute inside a span tag.Yes, if I remember correctly: as with non-standard tags, they should be ignored.
Using namespaces?That would only work in XHTML, which would stop IE from rendering the page.
Use standard tags? - I am apalled when I see people use the class attribute to store extra information for which they were never intended for.I don't see why -- it's a slight abuse of semantics, certainly, but indubitably better than making up invalid tags or attributes.
06-08-2007, 08:49 PM
Well, that wasn't much help.
It seems that valid HTML is very important to you, and DD, perhaps that is why this forum doesn't have valid HTML either?
I've created the validation tool to help with prevailing problem and that is to provide a stable validation platform that provides validation of html forms.
It has been tested to work on most browsers that are considered standard. It has been tested to work in quirks as well as standards modes. 99% of incoming trafic that will use this validation tool will find that it works. period.
I hope that those of us that need to get a job done will find that it is quite useful.
It seems that valid HTML is very important to you, and DD, perhaps that is why this forum doesn't have valid HTML either?Invalid HTML isn't HTML at all, it's nonsense. HTML nowadays is defined by the DTD specified. I had nothing to do with the construction of this forum or site; had I, I would most certainly have paid more attention to standards.
I've created the validation tool to help with prevailing problem and that is to provide a stable validation platform that provides validation of html forms.All well and good, except for the "stable" qualifier.
It has been tested to work on most browsers that are considered standard. It has been tested to work in quirks as well as standards modes. 99% of incoming trafic that will use this validation tool will find that it works. period. It's impossible to accurately test in quirks mode unless one attempts to try every browser in existence. By definition, quirks mode is not governed by standards; thus, there is no other way to ensure a sufficiently cross-browser script other than by testing in every possible current or future browser. This is why standards are important. Your 99% is a gross over-estimate: I would say 95% at the most. The majority of Mac users (estimated 5% of desktop users last I checked) will run Safari, since IE5 is broken and doesn't display many of today's sites correctly; then there are a significant portion (but not a majority) of Linux users, also around 5% last I knew; then we have a smattering of other UNIX-like systems on which KDE will run.
I hope that those of us that need to get a job done will find that it is quite useful.I can see it being useful on poorly-designed sites (as I said, it's a good concept), but not nearly as useful as it could be with better standards compliance.
06-09-2007, 02:41 AM
(Using FF 1.0.7 on Windows)
I'm not sure what the script is supposed to do. Every time I hit a submit button, the page reloads with the default values. When I enter values into Onblur, nothing happens when I blur. For example, typing in "9gg" into Integers does nothing when blurring. Nothing happens with on keypress too.
Maybe I'm just not using it right, but if so, then I would say the entire UI is counter intuitive and confusing. But I think its a bug instead.
Also, the page lags quite long when it initializes all the JS stuff when the page loads. Very annoying.
Oh, and the About and Demo tabs don't work too.
I got 11 errors showing up in my JS console saying:
Error: eval.call is not a function
Source File: http://synapticpath.dyndns.org:8080/JSXShowcase/jsx/core.jsx
06-09-2007, 05:00 AM
Fails to work in my IE 6 too. Tabs still don't work, but they now have a "dipping" animation when clicked.
Here's the error message:
06-09-2007, 05:10 AM
How exactly should onKeypress work? It's not seeming to do much in Mozilla 2 for mac.
Safari does, as Twey predicted, fail. It just does nothing.
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