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

This API is not implemented in Firefox. Vote for Bug 1088761 if you think, that it should be prioritized.




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

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


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()' in that specification.
Living Standard  
The definition of 'HTMLFormElement.reportValidity()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 40.0 No support No support (Yes) No support
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ? 40.0 ? ? ? ? 40.0

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