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XSS enables attackers to inject client-side scripts into web pages viewed by other users.
In that case, the previous value of the field is restored, and the user has to enter the data again.
This is not always desired (for more complicated data, it will probably be much easier to take a look, correct that one typo and continue with the rest of the form), so my preference is actually to mark the field so that the user knows which field needs to be corrected, and have the validation script not report a validation error back to the field: Using this method has implications on the form submission process: The form no longer can verify that the data is correct, so the submission function needs to do another round of validation to see if any of the required fields are not correct (one way to do that is to test all relevant fields to see if the text color is using the error color, or we can use global variables to store the validation state).
As I mentioned before, information is passed to the validation function in the event object, and in the code we see that the member ‘value’ is used to communicate the current value of the field.
The member ‘rc’ (or return code) is used to communicate back if the validation was successful or not.
A cross-site scripting vulnerability may be used by attackers to bypass access controls such as the same-origin policy.
For numeric fields, there is a convenient way to validate a value range, but we want to select to run a custom validation script.
Because HTML documents have a flat, serial structure that mixes control statements, formatting, and the actual content, any non-validated user-supplied data included in the resulting page without proper HTML encoding, may lead to markup injection.There are other ways to highlight the field in question besides changing the text color, the border color or the fill color could be changed instead, or in addition, just make sure that you are not making the form impossible to read.To learn more about the event object, take a look at JS.88.560– make sure to click on the button in the upper left corner to display the navigation pane if it’s not shown automatically.One of the questions I get asked again and again is how to validate a field value in an Acro Form with a custom validation script.Adobe provided a lot of infrastructure to do that with just a simple script.Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a type of computer security vulnerability typically found in web applications.