Note Front Page Server Extensions are a set of programs that provide access to special Front Page features, such as database processing, form processing, hit counters, and other built-in Front Page components that require server-side processing.You can provide custom validation for your forms in two ways: server-side validation and client-side validation.In this table, Element refers to the name of the HTML element for the form field, Type refers to the value of the type attribute for the form field, and Label refers to the text to the left of the form field. Form code updated with name attribute values Now that you have assigned names for the form and form fields, you are ready to start writing the script that handles the validation for the fields. If you are typing the Java Script code in this article manually and receive errors, you should check that all casing is the same as shown in this article.Otherwise, you may want to review JScript Run-Time and Syntax errors.For example, if you have a form that populates a drop-down list based on the value of another form field, server-side processing may be needed to pull data from a database and populate the drop-down list.Client-side validation provides validation within the browser on client computers through Java Script.You need a custom function that you can later connect to the form.
You may assign any name you want that is composed of alphanumeric characters (without spaces), but to make writing the code easiest, you should provide a useful, friendly name for each of the fields.
The action attribute tells the browser what to do when a user submits the form.
If you want to test this form, change this e-mail address to your own e-mail address.
(16 printed pages) Introduction Getting Started Writing the Validation Script Connecting the Form to the Script Associating Form Fields with Custom Script Code Listing Conclusion When you create forms, providing form validation is useful to ensure that your customers enter valid and complete data.
For example, you may want to ensure that someone inserts a valid e-mail address into a text box, or perhaps you want to ensure that someone fills in certain fields.
When referring to Java Script in general, this article uses the generally accepted term "Java Script." However, when referring to documentation on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site, this article uses the term "JScript." Note The previous code specifies an e-mail address for the Action attribute of the form property.