• Subject: Re: CGI Fact Finding Mission (Need Input)
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 12:32:07 -0800
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.


I've been working on a display DDS to HTML conversion tool and we use
Javascript for all the validation that is normally handled by the DDS
before the screen is sent to the program.

IMO, Javascript has it's place.  The nice part is that I can have a
field validation in a .js file which is loaded as the page is
displayed.  I can change the validation rules and the next display of
the panel will include the new rules.

So instead of the DDS having a list of valid values, a trigger can be
placed on a table (like payment terms) and the .js file can be
automatically recreated to include the new list of valid values. Each
user would receive the new rules upon the next page load.  Sure beats
trying to time a DDS compile.

The server side is still needed to determine if the choice, although
valid, is appropriate.

"Stone, Brad V (TC)" wrote:
> Hi Hans!
> My main point about verification with Javascript is that you can do things
> like check for blank fields, etc. before going to the server.
> Of course we have validation on the server side, but if I can use Javascript
> for a part of it, it will make things move smoothly.
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