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Validation JS Error in FireFox Only

dcayce asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-07
I had this great, compact validation & submit script refined last week by leakim971 and it was working perfectly. I noticed a problem then, in FireFox. If I run this script as is, in FireFox, it executes perfectly. However, if I add just one more input field (for an email address, let's say) and add another 'if' statement to validate that field, to read like this:
            if (document.reg_form.email.value=="") {
                  themessage = themessage + " - E-Mail:\n";
what happens is that FireFox throws up an error stating "Application Error - An error has occurred in the program". That's all it says. Doesn't process the form information.

I've attached the code below to show how it looks with the added 'if' statement for the email validation field. Has anyone any experience with this kind of FireFox issue and know a workaround?


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Document sans nom</title>
function verify() {
var themessage = "Please Check the Following Fields: \n";
if (document.reg_form.Name.value=="") {
themessage = themessage + " - Name:\n";
//Adding this next if statement causes a problem in FireFox
}if (document.reg_form.email.value=="") {
themessage = themessage + " - E-Mail:\n";
//alert if fields are empty and cancel form submit
if (themessage != "Please Check the Following Fields: \n") {
return false;
return true;
<script type="text/javascript">
	function frmSubmit() {
		document.reg_form.target = "_blank";
		document.reg_form.action = "FormOrder.pl"
		setTimeout('document.reg_form.target = "_self";window.location = "thank_you.shtml"',500);
// -->
<form name="reg_form" id="reg_form" method="get" >

	<input name="Name" type="text" id="Name" />
	<input name="email" type="text" id="email" />

	<a href="#" onClick="if(verify()) frmSubmit(); else return false;"><img src="http://www.tarantin.com/images/orderForm_btn.gif" border="0"></a>

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