jQuery Live Form Validation

After trying a load of non intuitive and not very useful jQuery form validation plugins I came up with this plugin. Its a jQuery plugin which helps create easy form validations with high flexibility and a large set of options.

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  • Supports custom validations
  • Options to toggle between live and onsubmit validations
  • Completely customizable CSS
  • In the head section add the following code:

    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="javascripts/jquery.validate.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
                    jQuery("#<id of field to be validated>").validate({
                        expression: "if (<expression for validation>) return true; else return false;",
                        message: "<message on validation failure>"
  • Add the form in the body as shown below

    <form action="" method="post">
    <input type="text" name="<name of field to be validated>" id="<id of field to be validated>" />
    <input type="submit" value="Submit" />

That’s it you are done!

For advanced users:

  • expression: The javascript code which should have two outputs
    or . The value of the field is given by . As this is a string escape characters for backslash and other non standard characters must be used. (Default: return true;)
  • message: The validation message for the field. (Default: “”)
  • error_class: The CSS class of the error message container. (Default: “ValidationErrors”)
  • error_field_class: The CSS class added to the field when found invalid. (Default: “ErrorField”)
  • live: Sets whether the validation of the field should be live or on form submit. (Default: true)
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  3. ejh says:

    This is a great plug in. Even though it is 5 years old, I recently found it and it is so much easier to use with existing code than anything out there.

    The only thing that I am trying to do is TRIM WHITE SPACES. Any thoughts on applying it? White spaces definitely change the length. I am using the php trim function before I make the call to the database.

    I am not the best with JS. I tried VAL.trim.length, which did not work.

    Here is a snippet of the code:

    expression: “if (VAL < 24 && !isNaN(VAL)) return true; else return false;",
    message: "Please enter a number less than 24"
    expression: "if (!isNaN(VAL) && VAL.length <= 2) return true; else return false;",
    message: "Please enter a number 2 digits or less"
    expression: "if (VAL.length <= 2 && !isNaN(VAL) && VAL < 50) return true; else return false;",
    message: "Please enter a 2 digit number less than 50"


    Enter a Number less than 24 [optional]

    Enter a Number with 2 digits or less [optional]

    Please enter a 2 digit number less than 50 [optional]

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