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From: Joe Hewitt <joe@joehewitt.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 09:07:24 -0400
To: <www-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001bfaaca$00356c00$31cfb326@zenimax.com>
When validating forms automatically, it will often be desired for the user
agent to alert the user that certain fields are invalid through an alert of
some kind.  In these cases, it would be handy to have a good name to refer
to a field when telling the user he needs to correct his input.  For
example:

<string name="zip" title="Zip Code" required="true"/>

If the user doesn't enter any data in this field, he would be alerted "Zip
Code is required", which looks nicer than "zip is required".

- Joe
Received on Thursday, 20 April 2000 09:07:04 GMT

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