[BCAB] Blank forms full of error messages

Jim Williams jwuspaceman at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 12:10:43 BST 2017


Hi Clive,

I'm 100% with you, this happened to me when I tried to use the Sight&Sound 
website to purchase one of their Sight Village promotions.  If they can't 
get it right what hope is there that others will.

Jim Williams
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clive Lever" <clive.lever1955 at gmail.com>
To: "'BCAB Discussion List'" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 10:35 AM
Subject: [BCAB] Blank forms full of error messages


> Hello all,
>
>
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> Please can someone tell me what is happening, in the design of more and 
> more
> online forms, meaning that you hear error messages before you've typed
> anything into the slots. For example, you might hear.
>
> Username please enter your username invalid entry
>
> Password a password is required please enter your password invalid 
> password
>
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> Or:
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> Please enter your telephone number error your telephone number must be
> digits only
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> .but you haven't keyed anything in yet.
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> I suspect that maybe all the error messages are present on screen but
> invisible, changing colour so that they become visible to the naked eye 
> only
> when you make a mistake.but am I right? These fake error messages drive me
> round the bend when completing online forms, and they seem to be getting
> increasingly common.
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> Thanks,
>
> Clive
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