Form verification issues on Mozilla Festival Contest website (sign-up without donation)



6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: sarah, Unassigned)






6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Build ID: 20120907231657

Steps to reproduce:

Bug 790979 - [Join Mozilla]: Mozilla Festival Contest QA 

On the form for signing-up without a donation: 

Some minor issues:

Actual results:

1) If I type 1 letter into email address and try and submit then I get an instant javascript feedback "Please enter an email address." However, if I enter nothing, then the form does a submit before giving me a Red "required" message

2) Similar to (1) If I have not checked the Privacy Policy box then the form does a submit before giving me an Red flag - would probably be quicker for user to get a javascript flag

3) Suggest enhancing the email helper (When I type "a@a" into the email address field, a helper text "Did you mean") so that if someone types that it suggests as well as 

I like the Red errors on this page, and would like to see them on the main Donate page


6 years ago
Blocks: 790979
OS: All → Linux
Hardware: All → x86_64

Comment 1

6 years ago
4) On the donate page no country is auto-selected, but on this page the US is auto-selected and I have checked from a UK IP address and it still says USA by default --> very minor

5) Send UK folks to

Comment 2

6 years ago
#1 -- should be fixed -- the fields now show red errors instead of submitting with incorrect fields. Is that what you are referring to? 

#2 -- see above

#3 -- will check to see if this is possible

#4 - I'll check on this, but if it's not possible to change, would you prefer to have no auto-select like on the donate page?

Comment 3

6 years ago
Hi Katie

#1 / #2 - I was referring to the fact that if you enter nothing the form actually gets submitted to the server for some checking before the red messages appear instead of just a javascript check like what you have on the donate page - this still seems to be the case

#4 - It's probably just a personal preference thing, but, for me, if you expect to get donations from multiple all the countries and not just mainly the US I think its better to not have the US as the default

Comment 4

6 years ago
I can talk to Tom tomorrow about #1/#2, as he's out today -- so I'll follow up then.

and for #4, we changed it so that there is no longer an auto-select, so that should work!


Comment 5

6 years ago
#4 - so you did - sorry - too much going round in my head at the moment! keep up the good work :D

Comment 6

6 years ago
on #3: We don’t normally do this, but we could begin to build something like this.  It’s not an instant change, and it will actually be a bit of work to build. Let us know if you'd like us to take it on, but we don't recommend spending the hours/cost on it for this launch.

Comment 7

6 years ago
and for #1 and #2:  because the signup form isn’t custom, it doesn’t have our custom error-checking code that we do for the donation form… So this is a BSD issue. Again, we could build if it’s necessary, but would definitely require a fair amount of more time, and might not make sense for this launch.
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