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    Jotform not verifying my required text field

    Asked by apfwebs on May 15, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    I have a simple "Contact" form. I see that, with the new release of jotform, you're no longer using the "onblur=validate(this)" method of verifying for non-blank required fields (e.g. email address on contact). 

    I see, also, that you've added a new non-displayed field called "website". And the input fields have ids of the form "input_n" versus the more terse "qn". 

    The brunt of the matter is, my required email field no longer verifies. Which is to say, the user may press "Submit" and go directly to the Thank You page having entered nothing.

    I am persnickety, and have restyled the form extensively for my website (and HTML5 rather than XHTML). 

    Is a link to the jotform stylesheet required? And is the css class "form-textbox validate[required]" all that is needed to tip off validation of the required text field?
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    Answered by aytekin on May 17, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    I think you should just update the form code on your site. That should fix it the problem. If you have done too much customizations and do not want to update the form source code. Just point it to v2.jotform.com instead of www.jotform.com and keep using the old version as it was.