Server Side Form Validation Page Shows HTML

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May 12, 2017 May 12, 2017

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I saw a post about this a few years ago, but never an answer.

We have some very old forms that use the hidden field type of server side validation to check required fields (_required).  The same forms on ColdFusion 10 return a correctly formatted validation error page.  The form under CF11 returns a page that shows the html tags.

The form contains hidden fields like this: <input type="hidden" name="From_required" value="Name of person submitting request is required.">

When a form is submitted with an empty field the page displayed looks like this:

Form entries are incomplete or invalid.

   <ul><li>Name of person submitting request is required. </li></ul> Go <a href="javascript:history.back()">back</a> and correct the problem.

I know using this type of validation isn't good, but we need to get them over to CF11 as is for now.  I tried changing the form to a cfform, but got the same results.  I also changed the _required to _cfformrequired, but no difference.

Any ideas what may be causing this?  Any suggestions appreciated.  Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 15, 2017 May 15, 2017

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It is a bug. Please report it.

In the meantime you could quickly, and simply, set up a workaround. Remove the _required, then use validation by means of jQuery.

You may use this jQuery validation example​:

<form method="post" name="userForm">

  First name:<br>

  <input type="text" name="firstname">

  <br>

  Last name:<br>

  <input type="text" name="lastname" >

  <br>

E-mail:<br>

  <input type="text" name="email">

  <br><br>

  <input name="sbmt" type="submit" value="Submit">

</form>

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jquery/1.12.4/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/jquery.validation/1.16.0/jquery.validate.min.js"></script>        

<script type="text/javascript" >

// Wait for the DOM to be ready

$(function() {

  // Initialize form validation on the registration form.

  // It has the name attribute "registration"

  $("form[name='userForm']").validate({

    // Specify validation rules

    rules: {

      // The key name on the left side is the name attribute

      // of an input field. Validation rules are defined

      // on the right side

      firstname: "required",

      lastname: "required",

      email: {

        required: true,

        // Specify that email should be validated

        // by the built-in "email" rule

        email: true

      }

    },

    // Specify validation error messages

    messages: {

      firstname: "Please enter your firstname",

      lastname: "Please enter your lastname",

      email: "Please enter a valid email address"

    },

    // Make sure the form is submitted to the destination defined

    // in the "action" attribute of the form when valid

    submitHandler: function(form) {

      form.submit();

    }

  });

});

</script>

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May 16, 2017 May 16, 2017

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You're using <cfform tags?

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