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From "Dave Newton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (WW-2409) CLONE -Client side validation in xhtml template and clearErrorMessages not working in firefox with hidden fields
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:29:04 GMT

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Dave Newton commented on WW-2409:
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Rectify what?

The original JIRA says it was fixed in the repository for 2.0.x and 2.1.x. We can't go back
and patch the code you have on your machine.



> CLONE -Client side validation in xhtml template and clearErrorMessages not working in
firefox with hidden fields
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: WW-2409
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/struts/browse/WW-2409
>             Project: Struts 2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin - Tags
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.11
>         Environment: Firefox and IE
>            Reporter: Lee Cheng Wei
>            Assignee: James Holmes
>            Priority: Minor
>
> The method clearErrorMessages in the xhtml client side validation template (template/xhtml/validation.js)
fails in firefox. This results in the error messages being duplicated each time the form is
submitted.
> The problem arises from the first three lines of code in the function:
>     var table = form.childNodes[1];
>     if( typeof table == "undefined" ) {
>         table = form.childNodes[0];
>     }
> This presumes that the first (or second) node of the form element is the field table.
However in firefox hidden fields within a form are moved in the DOM to the top of its children.
Thus wherever you put the hidden elements in the form they appear in the DOM at the top. The
same problem does not occur in internet explorer or if no hidden fields are present. I have
not tried other browsers.
> I have replaced these three lines with the patch:
> // get field table
> var table;
> for (var i = 0; i < form.childNodes.length; i++){
>     if (form.childNodes[i].tagName != null && form.childNodes[i].tagName.toLowerCase()
== "table"){
>         table = form.childNodes[i];
>         break;
>     }
> }
> if (table == null){
>     return;
> }
> This solves the problem.

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