Hey Guys,

I came across the 'required' attribute for input tags in HTML5, and it just super handy.

But I was wondering, if there is workaround for dependent inputs using just the required attribute.


Say I have a select box, which has certain options. Depending on the user selection, the user may have to fill out extra information in the form (which is required).

I know how to do this with JS etc. But since I came across the required attribute I am curious, if this is achievable. That would be super!


Best Regards

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Not with just required, but the validation API maybe interesting, read more here:
1. http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/forms/html5forms/

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Thanks, that first link was pretty useful.

Best Regards

I managed to figure this out, incase anyone is interested!

All I needed to do was to use a script that sets the required attribute for all the dependent fields!

var newPassword = document.profile_form.newPassword.value

if(newPassword!="") {
        document.getElementById('confirmPassword').setAttribute('required', 'required');
} else {

It wasn't even that hard, I guess its just coding roadblocks that we all run into occasionally.


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