I'm in need of some advice for how to approach form validation. I've been reading the Novice to Ninja book, but I'm more novice.
I have a form comprised of 8 fieldsets that contain (first, last, email, dept, mail stop). I need to create rules to meet the following specification.
- A valid team nomination is 2 or more individuals.
- A team nomination may include up to 8 individuals.
- All fields for each individual are required. e.g., you touch the first field for #3, all fields for #3 is required (first, last, email, mail stop, dept).
Is it better to write conditional statements for each set of fields looking for val().length != 0 and build up an error message or is there a more efficient method using form validation plugin rules?
The first thing you need to do is to ensure that your server-side script (PHP, ASP, .NET, etc) performs the above validation with the submitted form.