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    Request: URL input validation

    Asked by Vytru on June 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Hi

    We're in free account mode and testing if Jotform fit our needs or not. 

    I have a critical issue with fields validation as I noticed that "Validate entry format" didn't include website validation. 

     

    How can I validate website field? 

     

    P.S. please review the attached screenshot.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on June 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Hi there,

    We do not have URL validation as of the moment but I can suggest this as a feature request. What you can do for now is to take your form source code and use type="url" html5 validation. Here's an example: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_input_type_url

    Thanks!

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    Answered by Vytru on June 13, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Thanks Elton for your prompt response, but of course you should know that this input type is not supported in IE9 and earlier versions, and I can't depends on it.

    is there any other suggestions until your team apply this feature? and how much time should I wait?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by EltonCris on June 13, 2013 at 03:01 AM

    @Vytru

    That's true and I understand not all major browsers supports the new input types and they just behave as normal text inputs.

    Unfortunately, I can't provide you any ETA for this. I couldn't even guarantee you of it's implementation, only our dev team knows about it. They are always busy working and they have much more prioritized feature on the pipeline. We also consider the number of user requests and how important is the feature. I can see this would be a good addition so I am forwarding this as a feature request though like I've said, I can't provide you a definite time frame.

    However, we will surely inform you via this thread once this is added to JotForm.

    Thank you!

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    Answered by Vytru on June 13, 2013 at 04:49 AM

    OK Elton. Thanks very much for your valuable time.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on June 29, 2013 at 08:07 AM

    @Vytru

    URL validation is now available for text boxes.

    Kindly let us know what you think.

    Best regards

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    Answered by born on March 05, 2014 at 07:25 PM

    But the validation URL doesn't accept www only http://? Who writes http:// now adays, techies perhaps? Even www is not very much used. It should just accept anything with domain.xxx

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by TitusN on March 05, 2014 at 08:54 PM

    True.

    However, this is a URL validation, which requires the full protocol...http://.....com

    Perhaps we should add another validation for domain, which is not a hypertext protocol.

    I have asked our developers to consider this, and we shall update this thread upon deliberation.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on March 06, 2014 at 02:16 AM

    URL is different from domain. Kindly open a new thread for your request.

    Thanks!

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    Answered by born on March 06, 2014 at 06:49 AM

    @TitusN I think a domain validation would be more appropriate to be honest. The URL validation is missing the point and should be behaving just like an email validation, only text with an @ is allowed.

    But thanks for putting it forward to your developers, I'd use it.