HTML5 Validation

Our most recent release has published a few new features to help with both front-end compatibility and back-end workflow. One feature is the new HTML5 validation that benefits from the power of new browser technology.

HTML5 ValidationHTML5 offers new code elements that allow programmers to present interactive content easily. In addition to providing more types of content, HTML5 validation will automatically check form fields for the correct format. This automatic validation lets the visitor know when the form encounters a response that doesn’t match the expected response format, such as URLs and email addresses.

While validation is nothing new, the ability to tag the fields and let modern browsers alert the user when they’ve entered the wrong kind of value is a feature of the new HTML5 standard. These tags do not require any configuration and are automatically placed with each applicable form item and validation pair. We’re looking forward to using more HTML5 features as the standard is evolved and browsers increase their compatibility.

Read more about the exciting new possibilities of HTML5.

2 thoughts on “HTML5 Validation

  1. Do we still need to incorporate a JScript/Jquery/Php Validation for this? Or does formsite already have it coded for us? If so, how do we add validation through formsite?

    • The HTML5 validation is done through browsers that support it, like recent versions of Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You don’t need to add anything to your forms to enable it. This validation is different than the built-in validation in that the browser will alert the user of an error when the submit button is clicked but before the form is submitted.

      Our other validation functions are available for short answer fields and use regular expressions to match what’s entered to the validation pattern, such as US phone numbers. These validations are available to all users regardless of the browser version used, and will respond with an error after the form has been submitted and the page reloads.

      The ability to add custom validation is a popular request and is on the list for a future release.