Validating a form using java script

Lisa Wollin Microsoft Corporation May 2004 Applies to: Microsoft® Office Front Page® 2003 Microsoft Front Page 2002 Microsoft Front Page 2000 Summary: Learn how validate HTML form fields using Java Script in Microsoft Office Front Page 2003.

The “validation descriptor” is nothing but a string specifying the type of validation to be performed.

Each field in the form can have zero one or more validations. More info & downloads where Do My Validation One() and Do My Validation Two() are custom functions for validation.

For example, you can have an input field that should not be empty, should be less than 25 chars and should be alpha-numeric. In some dynamically programmed pages, it may be required to change the validations in the form at run time.

You can even run the validation code on the backend (if you're using Node) and show the error in the form without wiring all of the fields up manually.

By using Field Val UI to build a form and then Field Val to validate the input, you can pass the error straight back into the form.

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