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[whatwg] validationMessage

From: Michelangelo De Simone <micdesim@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:51:42 +0100
Message-ID: <25148B62-A123-43B5-B6A8-16153B8879BD@gmail.com>
Hi,

pardon me but it seems almost nonsense to me: would users fill forms in a language they can't even understand? For instance: I'm italian, I speak Italian and English but I'm required to fill a form in Swahili. I would understand validation messages for sure (they would come from my UA) but I couldn't understand why they don't satisfy their constraints, what I'm supposed to fill and when I should submit the form.

A clarification is needed.

Il giorno 10/nov/2009, alle ore 23.37, Scott Gonz?lez ha scritto:

> Wouldn't the UA be written for a specific language that would be independent of the language the page's content is written in? For example, a user in Spain would be using a UA with a Spanish locale (the UA's menus, dialogs, button labels, etc. would all be in Spanish). If that user were to visit a page written in French wouldn't the content generated by the UA still be in Spanish? So an alert would contain a message in French, but a button in Spanish. I would expect the same thing to happen with validation messages.
> 
> As for the suggestion of the validation message just being a constant, you can just check the validity state if you want to provide custom messages.
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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 4:23 PM, Michelangelo De Simone <micdesim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've been dealing with the validationMessage implementation in WebKit. As some of WebKit member pointed out it's quite unusual for an attribute to "return a suitably *localized message* that the user agent would show the user".
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> Couldn't such behavior be potentially heterogeneous among UAs and localizations?
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> What is the rationale about this choice? A simpler behavior with a predetermined list of return values (eg: i.validationMessage == VALUEMISSING) could be much more efficient for authors and implementors to deal with, IMHO.
> 
> Thank you for your feedbacks.
> --
> Bye, Michelangelo
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Bye, Michelangelo
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