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RE: Opinions please

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 12:31:07 -0400
Message-ID: <37925254B67DD311876C009027B0FF92027FC3EF@cbscolex01.cbsinc.com>
To: "'John Foliot - bytown internet'" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>, W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>I have a client who wishes to use JavaScript in a form for 
>form verification prior to submit - it is important that all fields be
filled 
>out.

>I have advised that all "Mission Critical" scripting MUST be 
>server-side to ensure

I am working on a similar project.  You are right about what needs to
happen.  Any JS checking must also be cross-checked on the server-side,
because the user might have JS turned off.  If you didn't have the
cross-checking, then your user will get incorrect results.

They can use JS for immediately telling a user if the field(s) have been
incorrectly filled out.  They can use ONBLUR, or ONCLICK, things like that.
But again, it has to be done on the server as well.

When my project relaunches, I'll let everyone know, because it's the most
WCAG-compliant site I've built, and I'd like to get feedback.

Randal
Received on Friday, 12 July 2002 12:28:36 GMT

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