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[whatwg] Three concerns regarding HTML5 form validation

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:25:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei_zDnCu2r5N7qw=T60SOhkt4=dnVFkz22+3X-9XnyAyMw@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 12:32 AM, Matias <matiasnu at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 29 sep 2011, at 02:25, Jonas Sicking wrote:
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>>> OK, I understand... so is there a reason not to have a method for triggering the display of validation errors in addition to triggering a click on a submitControl? (I can understand not wanting duplication of functionality, but it would be great for clarity)
>>
>> I agree that this sounds like a good idea.
>>
>> One simple solution would be to make checkValidity take a optional
>> boolean argument which defaults to false. If the function is called on
>> a <form> and passed true, this instructs the UA to display the same UI
>> as would be displayed if the form was submitted. If the function is
>> called on a individual control and passed true, this instructs the UA
>> to display any UI it would for that control.
>>
>> / Jonas
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>
> Exactly! http://twitter.com/#!/matiaslarsson/status/116887142516531201 :)

I'd take a experimental gecko-patch if you write one :)

/ Jonas
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