Bug #88766 "How to repeat" field is not marked as required until you try to send the form
Submitted: 5 Dec 2017 17:28 Modified: 6 Dec 2017 6:52
Reporter: teo teo Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: bugs.mysql.com Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[5 Dec 2017 17:28] teo teo
In this very bug reporting form, the field "How to repeat" is required, but that's not shown. There is no "*" next to its label, nor any other indication that this field is required.

How to repeat:
- go to send a bug report
- try to send it without filling in the field "How to repeat"

Expected: Either the field should not be required, or if it is (as it is), then an asterisk should be displayed next to it since the very beginning

Observed: there's no asterisk next to the "How to repeat" field the first time you are presented the form, as if the field was not required. After you send the form without the field, you get an error message because it IS required, and then (only then) there IS an asterisk next to it.

Which by the way makes you feel stupid, because you think "Oh, I hadn't noticed the asterisk!"
[5 Dec 2017 17:28] teo teo

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[5 Dec 2017 17:29] teo teo

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[6 Dec 2017 6:52] MySQL Verification Team

Thank you for the report and feedback!
Imho synopsis, description and How to repeat fields are mandatory
I'm passing on your request/feedback to the team for now.

[6 Dec 2017 12:37] Vlad Safronov

Required fields are now marked with an asterisk (*).