[Mono-dev] Validator controls expected results?

Christopher Bergström cbergstrom at netsyncro.com
Wed Jan 4 12:28:22 EST 2006

Dieter Bremes wrote:

> Christopher Bergström wrote:
>> Per the documentation.. If I have display="None" and a 
>> <asp:ValidationSummary /> control then the validator control should 
>> not display results inline, but the JS still executes.  I found a 
>> work-around by EnableClientScript="false".. bug?
>> This is in Firefox latest version.. (Haven't tested in Safari, IE, 
>> Opera.. etc..)
>> This works as expected..
>> Example :
>> <asp:requiredfieldvalidator id="valPhone" runat="server"
>>        Controltovalidate="txtPhone"
>>        Display="None"
>>        EnableClientScript="false"
>>        Errormessage="Please enter a phone number." />
>> <asp:ValidationSummary id="vsResults" runat="server"
>>   DisplayMode="List"
>>   EnableClientScript="false"
>>   ShowSummary="true"
>>   ShowMessageBox="true"
>>   HeaderText="Results" />
>> If possible can someone send me the actual html output that MS .Net 
>> produces and I'll see if I can make a patch.. I'd also like to see 
>> the actual html produced in the summary control with DisplayMode="" 
>> being changed to each option.. List, BulletList, SingleParagraph
>> In my patch should I not change the elements to xhtml compliant?
>>    example : <br> to <br />
>> Thanks
>> C.
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> Hi Christopher,
> .NET 1.1 works as expected + documented. I've attached four files:
> - FF_LX_NoJS.txt: EnableClientScript=False for both validators
> - FF_LX_NoJS_AfterValidate.txt: HTML after validation
> - FF_LX_JS.txt: EnableClientScript=True for both validators
> - FF_LX_JS_AfterValidate.txt: HTML after validation
> All files were produced using
> - VS.NET 2003 / .NET Framework v1.1.4322 + W2K server side
> - IE 6.0 + W2K client side (same machine)
> I also tried Firefox 1.07 + SUSE 10 OSS client side, HTML looks the same.
> Let me know if that's what you need. I will then send results for 
> different DisplayMode values.
> I would not change the elements to xhtml compliance because this 
> should be compatible with MS' output. They claim to be compliant in 
> ASP.NET 2.0.
> Dieter
Just to confirm.. Firefox does work as expected for you?

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20051215 
Firefox/1.0.7 The only thing I could consider that might be causing some 
abnormalities would be my plugins, but it's never been an issue before..

As far as changing the output I have a pretty good understanding on how 
to make things xhtml compliant and also not breaking older clients.  
Quick worthless tidbit.. The <br> tag is in not proper xml/xhtml.. if 
you change the tag to <br/> You'll break older clients, but there is a 
work-around <br /> with the space works.. As far as the javascript.. 
I've been giving some thought as to how to move it to an external file 
as it should be.. Probably include make a temp file and bla bla.. Not 
sure the performance impact or many things with this.. (Assuming a 
strict xhtml approach)

There would be zero functionality difference and would really only be a 
difference if you're parsing the raw html output and searching for those 
non compliant elements..

As far as 2.0 being compliant.. I wonder which DTD(s) they claim to 
validate against.. I have to look into this.. I'll find out tonight..

Thanks a lot!


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