jQuery Validate

I use validatejs to validate form fields
http://jqueryvalidation.org/

The plugin uses field names to validate.  I need to use the field ID's but it does not seem to be working.  Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

<script>
$().ready(function(){
	$("#update_cart_form").validate({ rules: {
			"#purchase_price": {
				digits: true
			},
			"#accessories_value": {
				digits:true,
				max:5000
			},
			
			"#contact_email": {
				email:true,
				regex:"^((\"[\\w\\s-]+\")|([\\w-]+(?:\\.[\\w-]+)*)|(\"[\\w\\s-]+\")([\\w-]+(?:\\.[\\w-]+)*))(@((?:[\\w-]+\\.)*\\w[\\w-]{0,66})\\.([a-zA-Z]{2,6}(?:\\.[a-zA-Z]{2})?)$)|(@\\[?((25[0-5]\\.|2[0-4][0-9]\\.|1[0-9]{2}\\.|[0-9]{1,2}\\.))((25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|[0-9]{1,2})\\.){2}(25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|[0-9]{1,2})\\]?$)"
			},

			
		},

		messages: {
			"#purchase_price": {
				digits: "Only a numeric value allowed"
			},
			
			"#accessories_value": {
				digits: "Only a numeric value allowed",
				max: "You can not have over $5000 in accessories"
			},
			"#contact_email": { 
				email: "You must supply a valid contact email address"
			}
		},
		errorElement: "div"
	});
		
});
</script>

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Tom BeckCommented:
validate.js would not recognize "#" as an id identifier.

You can use any attribute identifier you need by enclosing it in quotes like this:
$().ready(function(){
	$("#update_cart_form").validate({ rules: {
			"input[id='purchase_price']": {
				digits: true
			},
			"input[id='accessories_value']": {
				digits:true,
				max:5000
			},
			
			"input[id='contact_email']": {
				email:true,
				regex:"^((\"[\\w\\s-]+\")|([\\w-]+(?:\\.[\\w-]+)*)|(\"[\\w\\s-]+\")([\\w-]+(?:\\.[\\w-]+)*))(@((?:[\\w-]+\\.)*\\w[\\w-]{0,66})\\.([a-zA-Z]{2,6}(?:\\.[a-zA-Z]{2})?)$)|(@\\[?((25[0-5]\\.|2[0-4][0-9]\\.|1[0-9]{2}\\.|[0-9]{1,2}\\.))((25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|[0-9]{1,2})\\.){2}(25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|1[0-9]{2}|[0-9]{1,2})\\]?$)"
			},

			
		},

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rgranlundAuthor Commented:
For some reaso, that did not work.  I'm sure I have missed something obvious in the code.  I'll go over it again, thoroughly and if it still does not work, I'll re-post my updated code..
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Tom BeckCommented:
Sorry, don't knock yourself out. I was mistaken. All validate fields must have a unique name attribute. You can however use any selector if you use the rules add method.

http://jqueryvalidation.org/rules#.22add.22rules
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rgranlundAuthor Commented:
I wrote it but It does not seem to work correctly.

$().ready(function(){
	$("#update_cart_form").validate({ rules: {
			$( "#purchase_price" ).rules( "add", {
					required: true,
					digits:true,
					messages: {
					required: "Please enter a purchase price",
					digits: "please enter numbers only"
					}
			}
					});
		errorElement: "div"
	});	

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Tom BeckCommented:
I'm doing this on the fly so I cannot guarantee the syntax, but you put the the rules function by itself, outside the validate function.
$().ready(function(){
	$("#update_cart_form").validate();
         $( "#purchase_price" ).rules( "add", {
		required: true,
		digits:true,
		messages: {
			required: "Please enter a purchase price",
			digits: "please enter numbers only"
		    }
		}
	});
});	

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