Entering invalid values in Horizon doesn't provide visual or textual feedback to user

Bug #944293 reported by Duncan McGreggor on 2012-03-01
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon)
Duncan McGreggor

Bug Description

When attempting to create a key pair with a space in the name, the page refreshes to /nova/access_and_security/keypairs/create/ with the key pair name in the form, but no message indicating that an illegal character has been entered.

Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

So this doesn't seem to be just the key pair field... seems that any field that gets an invalid/illegal input doesn't render any feedback to the user about this fact. I'll update the title of this bug... should probably check for duplicates or this, now that the issues seems to be more general.

summary: - Entering a keypair with a space in the name displays no message to the
- user
+ Entering invalid values in Horizon doesn't provide visual or textual
+ feedback to user
Devin Carlen (devcamcar) on 2012-03-02
Changed in horizon:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → essex-rc1
Andy Chong (andycjw) wrote :

I believe this is fixed in https://review.openstack.org/4783
therefore, marked as duplicate

Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

Hrm, this shouldn't be a duplicate of that bug. That one specifically addresses the use of unicode and 500 errors.

The *fix* may be the same, but the bug is completely different.

This one specifically addresses a usability concern in the user interface: not presenting user feedback in forms where invalid entry has occurred. Users need to see what has gone wrong, when something does go wrong.

I'm going to unmark this as a duplicate, but what I will do is assign the bug to myself and check that the fix for bug #898808 does indeed address the issue. I'll update the ticket with my findings, and close it out as "Fix Released" if the patch you mentioned does address it.

Changed in horizon:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann)
Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) wrote :

Oops, I meant "Fix Committed" (if the patch you mentioned addresses the usability concerns).

Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-03-06
Changed in horizon:
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Gabriel Hurley (gabriel-hurley) wrote :

This has been fixed for quite some time. Individual field errors have displayed for months, whereas non-field form errors were recently fixed. I just verified this now, though, and the keypairs name field definitely displays errors appropriately. If yo ucan find specific cases where this is not true please open new bugs. Thanks!

Changed in horizon:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-03-20
Changed in horizon:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Thierry Carrez (ttx) on 2012-04-05
Changed in horizon:
milestone: essex-rc1 → 2012.1
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