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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#9958 closed bug (invalid)

Validation plugin does not work inside buttons

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: misc Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


When an in-line input validation is inside a button, which is inside a form tag, Validation does not work. I expect the error message to appear, but it does not. I tested both forms of button, i.e., input type="button" and <button>. Neither work. When I remove the button code, the input tag validates and Validation produces the error message. Of course, my page no longer has a button, so this is not a fix. I used the current version of jQuery via Google, Firefox 4.0, and WindowsXP. The code, with button, is below.

HTML: <form action = "rentInputProcessor.php" method="POST" id = "rentDataInput" name = "rentDataInput" accept-charset = "utf-8" enctype = "multipart/form-data">

<input type="button" id="editPosting" name="editPosting" title="creates a dialog box to begin editting an existing posting" value="Edit an existing posting" />

<div id="editEntryItems" style='display: none;' > <!-- used to create the dialog box for editing existing postings --> <label for="contactEmailAddress"></label> <p>My E-Mail Address Is:</p> <input type="text" id="contactEmailAddress" name="contactEmailAddress" class="validCharsCheck" size="50" maxlength="50" />

<p>My Password Is:</p> <label for="contactPassword"></label> <input type="password" name="contactPassword" id="contactPassword" class="validCharsCheck" size="12" maxlength="12" />


check for unwanted characters

$.validator.addMethod('validCharsCheck', function (value) {

var result = true; unwanted characters var iChars = "!@#$%&*()=[]
what about . , ' + - They are useful, but can be used poorly for (var i = 0; i < value.length; i++) {

if (iChars.indexOf(value.charAt(i)) != -1) {

return false;

} } return result;

}, 'Use numbers and alphabetic characters');


debug: true, )};

</div> <!--End editEntryItems -->

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

The author box won't accept my email or user name. Mike Laird submitted this bug report about Validation.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by timmywil

  • Component changed from unfiled to misc
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is the bug tracker for jQuery core. Please consult the issue tracker for the validation plugin and double check that you have the latest version: https://github.com/jzaefferer/jquery-validation/issues.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

I am using Validation 1.8.1, and the problem occurs with all 3 ways of setting up a validation - in-line, key-value pairs, and rule() commands.

Please follow the bug reporting guidlines and use jsFiddle when providing test cases and demonstrations instead of pasting the code in the ticket.

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