Required items in a form

Tim Roberts timr at
Fri Jul 4 07:31:56 CEST 2008

"Brandon" <deanfamily11 at> wrote:
>What I'm trying to do is essentially force a user to fill in required items 
>in a form, which will be saved to a database.  How can I get it so that once 
>the user clicks "OK" on the dialog box, it transfers control back to the 
>form, and not save the empty fields into the database? 

What do you mean by "transfers control back to the form"?  A form doesn't
have any code, and so can't "control" anything.

Now, it is certainly possible to define an onSubmit handler in the <form>
header, then write a Javascript function that validates the input.  If the
function returns false, the submit won't happen.
Tim Roberts, timr at
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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