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Forms Created by Nazi Developers

Posted in all posts, interaction, usability by coleman yee on May 11, 2007

I was doing a bit of research on a site, and had to fill in a form. It was an application form for a university course.

Address field in form

As you can see above, I had filled in an address in the “Home Address” field.

Then I got this Javascript error message:

Javascript error 1

“Must end with a full-stop, have at least 1 but not more than 3 commas”? Amazing. Perhaps this is just a way to filter out applicants who have a poor comprehension of English.

Undaunted, I obediently added the missing “full-stop” to my fictitious address (even though I could have turned off Javascript instead), so it became

1, CROSS STREET.

(Note the “full-stop” I dutifully added. Also, it’s in CAPITAL LETTERS because the Javascript converted it so.)

Perfect.

Until I tried to submit the form, where I was greeted with another Javascript error:

Javascript error 2

I couldn’t stop laughing.

The real applicant probably wouldn’t be laughing though.

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  1. Jacky said, on May 11, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Salute!~

    Which programmer will take all these troubles to track in details? Must be some nut manger require so….

  2. Herry said, on May 12, 2007 at 11:46 am

    And it’s really rude to put an exclaimation mark in error messages. 😀


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