Coldfusion 8 required field does not work

I have a required field which is not working.  Per this thread

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Software/Macromedia_Dreamweaver/Q_22834971.html

Even though I was able to browse to the /cfide/scripts folder, I copied the cfide folder into my site root and added scriptSrc="/CFIDE/cfform.js" to the cfform tag and still no go.  There is also a mapping to the cfide folder in the cf8 admin panel.

It fails in both ie7 and FF. Details:

Form tag:
    <cfform method="post" id="form1" action="#cgi.SCRIPT_NAME#?client_id=#url.client_id#&action=#url.action#" preservedata="yes" scriptSrc="/CFIDE/cfform.js">

Field tag:
<cfinput type="text" name="client_company" id="client_company" value="#c.client_company#" size="80" maxlength="100" required="yes"  message="Please enter the Client company name." />

Viewing page source, among everythingthere, I see:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/CFIDE/cfform.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/CFIDE/masks.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
      if (window.ColdFusion) ColdFusion.required['client_company']=true;
</script>
        //form element client_company required check
        if( !_CF_hasValue(_CF_this['client_company'], "TEXT", false ) )
        {
            _CF_onError(_CF_this, "client_company", _CF_this['client_company'].value, "Please enter the Client company name.");
            _CF_error_exists = true;
        }

It SEEMS like everything is correct.  

Ideas anyone?
Richard__GAsked:
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_agx_Commented:
> I copied the cfide folder into my site root and added scriptSrc="/CFIDE/cfform.js"
> to the cfform tag

If you copied the whole CFIDE folder, then wouldn't the files still be located in:

      /CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js
      ... etc...

And not

       /CFIDE/cfform.js
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Richard__GAuthor Commented:
Sorry, yes.  I changed it to /CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js and still have the same problem.
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_agx_Commented:
I agree the settings seem correct, but obviously not ;-)  About 95% of the time the problem is one of three things:

1) A problem with the /CFIDE mapping. The mapping should be from the _root_ of your site. (If you are using IIS you may need to create a virtual mapping)
2) The files are not where you think they are (ie you are using the wrong path or they were copied to a different location)
3) The js files do not actually exist in that folder. Check the physical files and paths

You should be able to view the javascript files directly from your browser:

         http://yoursite.com/CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js

If you receive an http 404 error then check the 3 things above
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/186/tn_18653.html

> I changed it to /CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js

Though either way should work, if the files are in the default location /CFIDE/Scripts/*, you do not have to  use "scriptSrc".  Note the "/" means from the root of your site.  
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Richard__GAuthor Commented:
I really appreciate your help, thanks!

Guess what... my fault.

I finally focused on the fact that this is the only form misbehaving and just kept removing elelments.  Turns out I had a field with an ID DIFFERENT from its  field name. Once I matched them up, bingo. It worked.  Argggg.

So how do points work in this situation? Please reply with the above solution so I can give you some!



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_agx_Commented:
Well there are some general guidelines for when an expert solves the problem for you. But you solved your own problem ;-)  So in my opinion this one is entirely up to you.  I would be okay with anything you decide (including PAQ'ing and requesting a point refund).
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Richard__GAuthor Commented:
Heck - they're yours for trying to help, it kept me focused.  Can you include the below in a reply and I'll award them to that?  Thanks again!

I agree the settings seem correct, but obviously not ;-)  About 95% of the time the problem is one of three things:

1) A problem with the /CFIDE mapping. The mapping should be from the _root_ of your site. (If you are using IIS you may need to create a virtual mapping)
2) The files are not where you think they are (ie you are using the wrong path or they were copied to a different location)
3) The js files do not actually exist in that folder. Check the physical files and paths

You should be able to view the javascript files directly from your browser:

         http://yoursite.com/CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js

If you receive an http 404 error then check the 3 things above
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/186/tn_18653.html

> I changed it to /CFIDE/Scripts/cfform.js

Though either way should work, if the files are in the default location /CFIDE/Scripts/*, you do not have to  use "scriptSrc".  Note the "/" means from the root of your site.  
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Guess what... my fault.

I finally focused on the fact that this is the only form misbehaving and just kept removing elelments.  Turns out I had a field with an ID DIFFERENT from its  field name. Once I matched them up, bingo. It worked.  Argggg.

So how do points work in this situation? Please reply with the above solution so I can give you some!
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_agx_Commented:
Didn't I already post that above?  ;-)  ( I do not use the "ask a question" feature much, so I have very little experience with the closing a question options )
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