FAQ: Learn HTML: Form Validation - Checking Text Length

This community-built FAQ covers the “Checking Text Length” exercise from the lesson “Learn HTML: Form Validation”.

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Introduction to HTML

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when you sign up for a website where is the data stored

in a database most likely

Codecademy runs a webserver (could be nginx), which has an endpoint to which you send your register request, which is then validated (unique username, password long enough, stuff like that), if the data is valid, the data is stored in the database and a response is send to your computer/browser.

In the form element, the method attribute can send data via either POST or GET. But I’m having trouble understanding which one to use and when? I tried to find an answer at w3schools.com, but just wasn’t getting it. Can someone give me a simple answer with examples?

always use POST for sensitive data (login form, register form and so forth). POST will not display the information in the address/url bar.

get will display the information in the URL bar which means the page can be bookmarked (unlike post), get is useful for searching, lets say you have a search box, then get is a good idea.

Easter egg? ilovecoding

Poking around, I noticed on the login.js that a message will appear (or should) when one enters a username of “codecademy” and a pw of “ilovecoding” however mine did not…

SOOO… what would I need to do to make the exercise index.html run this particular portion of JS (easter egg? :egg::sunflower surprise!)?