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Still on "required email", but just a suggestion now. :)
November 26, 2007
8:29 am
Marco
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[desc]: Hello Oliver, I have quickly tested new version and infact you have implemented my request! Thank you so much!

I've noticed something, though, that I'd like to bring to your attention: now the Email field is only required if you mark it required as every other field; but then again, the "required" label it uses is now the "standard" required label, and no longer the "email required" one.

I don't know if this can broke some other user forms, however this means that the option field "email required" under Redirection, Messages, Text and Button Label is no longer used.

In my opinion there are two choices here: 1) easier – remove that field and 2) less easier – work a bit with the if instruction and use the "email required" label if the field is required AND it is an email field. Option 2 requires a little more work but it wouldn't be useless because it may happen that the message for email is different (for example in italian it is, 'cause email is feminine while field – as in required field – is masculine).

Just a quick suggestion I though would have been useful for you. :)
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November 26, 2007
7:56 pm
Oliver
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Hi!

Here is the thought process I followed when I implemented the change, these options were considered:

  1. not required, not email
    no text whatsoever after the input field
  2. not required, but email
    "email required" text, because even though it is not required (e.g. 'no
    input'), if somebody does enter something it HAS to be an email address
  3. required and email
    "email required" text, still because now the user MUST supply proper
    input, which is an email address

 

Hope, this makes sense

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