[whatwg] Form element invalid message

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 22 15:04:48 PDT 2010

On 9/22/10 5:51 PM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Shiv Kumar<skumar at exposureroom.com>  wrote:
>> Come now Aryeh :). Imagine this scenario. On a web page/form, I'm asking the user to enter her social security number and she sees a message "You have to specify a value", you're saying that sounds ok to you? Oh, and the next browser will say something like, "This is a required field". What then?
> A Firefox 4 nightly (which apparently does have UI for this) moves
> focus to the problem field and says "This field is mandatory, you have
> to fill it."

Note also that the exact text is not final; the UI folks are still 
working on the final text.


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