[drupal-devel] Another ajax function: form_autovalidate()
arnabdotorg at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 05:00:47 UTC 2005
I like the idea on onblur() validation, other things that can be done
- setup / admin inputs ("The directory you entered does not exist")
- autosuggest tags ("Free tagging") for content you just wrote
- ajax-based web chat
*However*, I don't think I want to get trigger-happy and add so many
hooks to core. I would rather have *one* unified hook for all on-page
client server communication, be it autocomplete, or validation.
On 7/16/05, Jeff Robbins <lists at jjeff.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine works for iFilm and he was just showing me the AJAX
> functions for their registration form. It validates as you go:
> Type in "robbins at jjeff.com" for the email address and see what happens.
> Also notice the sexxy CSS shaded textfields...
> It occurs to me that Drupal could do pretty much the same thing with
> its registration form. But we'll need a new ajax function.
> Something like form_autovalidate() that doesn't fire off until you
> actually exit the field (onblur).
> This would also be a good place to do some brainstorming about other
> How about something like form_mastercheckbox() which would be a
> function that would create a checkbox that would check/uncheck all
> checkboxes of a given criteria within a form? (Good for admin/node!!)
> How about collapsible columns or something to make admin/access a
> little more manageable.
> Or a drupal_fade_element($trigger,$from_color, $to_color) function for
> real attention-getting drupal_set_message()es. Examples:
> Sorry for all the long emails recently. Ever since I got addicted to
> crack, I've just got the f*ing greatest ideas in the world!!! ;-)
> -Jeff Robbins
> p.s. Should this actually be a feature request issue? It's seems a
> little too nebulous for that right now...
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