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  1. Wicket
  2. WICKET-5331

Make html5 form validation configurable

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 6.10.0
    • Fix Version/s: 6.11.0, 7.0.0-M1
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      Due to WICKET-5289, Wicket 6.10.0 adds html5 'required' attributes to all TextArea and TextFields.
      This causes html5 compliant browsers (e.g. Firefox) to display a generic error ('Please fill out this field') on such text fields if left empty.
      Compared to the error messages one can display using wicket's validation infrastructure, this is a rather poor user experience. Since browsers don't submit the form if a html5 validation message is displayed, there's no way to provide a more meaningful error message.
      Unfortunately, there is currently no easy way to disable html5 form validation in a wicket web app. It is now necessary to create subclasses of TextField and TextArea that revert the undesired behavior of those components, which is obviously a lot of work. There should be an easy way to disable the generation of html5 form validation attributes. I would like to propose the introduction of a global setting (maybe in IMarkupSettings or some other I*Settings interface?) that controls the automatic generation of all html5 form validation attributes.


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            • Assignee:
              svenmeier Sven Meier
              ulrikem Ulrike M


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