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Issue 6.6

COLUMN

Validating Form Posts

Accepting a user's submitted data

Issue: 6.6 (September/October 2008)
Author: Brad Weber
Author Bio: Brad Weber is a co-founder of Inspiring Applications, Inc. and has enjoyed 13 years of building custom software applications for Macintosh, Windows, and the web.
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There are countless reasons to collect data from site visitors in web forms-- blog comments, e-commerce check-out, user registration, and more. You'll typically need to validate users' submissions and redisplay the entry form repeatedly until the content is acceptable. I'll show you how to accomplish that in a simple form and throw email notification into the mix so we can explore more of the Yuma framework.

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We need to create a simple user registration form to access our password-protected frozen custard recipe site. Users will submit an email address, password, and favorite flavor. The favorite flavor value is optional. The other two will be required.

The process will work as follows:

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