Validating a form in dreamweaver

If you've ever inserted a form into a web page, you understand the importance of form validation.

If your form is even a simple contact form, it will only be a matter of time before you begin to get spam submissions for Viagra, Cialis, or whatever else is the current trend in pharmaceutical spam.

A simple definition of a form would be some method for extracting information on a particular subject.

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Once installed, the extension Form Validator can be accessed, after restarting Dreamweaver, via the Menu Option INSERT By executing Form Validator extension (See how to access Form Validator under “Installation”), a setup window will open up and you will be able to set validation.

The fields of the setup window (Fig 1), are: Here you can select the type of validation required for the selected field.

Form Validator gives designers and programmers working with Adobe Dreamweaver a very powerful tool for the creation of forms, indispensable to collect user data.

If you do not validate your forms, you may soon find yourself dealing with large amounts of meaningless information.

There are two ways to accomplish form validation, client-side and server-side.

Client-side form validation inserts the validation script into the web page, therefore required no action on the host server to validate the input.

Multiselect widget improves usability of ordinary multi-select input controls replacing them with a nice and clean widget that allow multiple options to be selected with just the mouse and without taking up more room that you need.

You fill out forms to get your driver’s license, apply for a job; even to get married.

Dreamweaver Form Validator is distributed as an Adobe Dreamweaver MX or later versions (including MX 2004, DW 8, DW CS3, DW CS4, DW CS5, DW CS6, DW CC...) extension, packed in a file named HDW_Form

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