HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()

The HTMLFormElement.reportValidity() method returns true if the element's child controls satisfy their validation constraints. When false is returned, cancelable invalid events are fired for each invalid child and validation problems are reported to the user.

Syntax

HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()

Example

document.forms["myform"].addEventListener('invalid', function() {
  //Optional response here.
}, false);

document.forms["myform"].addEventListener('submit', function() {
  document.forms["myform"].reportValidity();
}, false);

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 40Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 49IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support 40Chrome Android Full support 40Edge Mobile Full support 17Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

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