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Validating multiple checkboxes using javascript

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Let us now write the Java Script function that behaves as the on Click handler for the second button in the above form.where, o Form is a reference to the form object passed to the function using as shown in the form above.

The purpose of a form validation script is to return a boolean value ('s to reference form fields, but that can lead to namespace conflicts and why make things more complicated than necessary.o Form.elements is now a Javascript array that holds a reference to each of the form elements.Have a look at the demo to see how it works, and compare the result of clicking the reset button and the button with the custom on Click handler that we have just coded. As the above demo illustrates, the two buttons function similarly, for this particular form, because none of the values of the elements in this form are set on page load.For instance, the following snippet of code sets the default for the radio element named “business_category” to the value 3. This function first determines the ASCII code of the keyboard key and then verifies that its ASCII code is within the range 48 to 57.For an alternative approach to client-side form validation, without Java Script, check out our new article on HTML5 Form Validation which is available now in most modern browsers.

When form input is important, it should always be verified using a secure server-side script.

Validating form input with Java Script is easy to do and can save a lot of unnecessary calls to the server as all processing is handled by the web browser.

It can prevent people from leaving fields blank, from entering too little or too much or from using invalid characters.

I usually just give each checkbox a unique name and parse all of the individual values in PHP, but this has always struck me as an ugly way to handle this use case.

As I was looking up the syntax for an HTML checkbox, I found a lot of info that said I could simply name all of the checkboxes the same and it would group all of the values together like this: But this doesn’t work.

I would like to show an alert if no check box was checked in a field.