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Required fields

What to do

Labels for required fields should be marked as such.

Why it matters

Input errors can be avoided by providing clear labels on fields.

Examples

Better required fields

email form field with asterisk marking required

The email form field is marked as required with an asterisk that is part of the field label.

Poor required fields

required email form field with no marking

The email form field is required but is not marked as such.

Form instructions

What to do

Instructions about format restrictions should be provided.

Why it matters

Input errors can be avoided by providing clear instructions on forms and form fields.

Examples

Better form instructions

email form field with entry instructions

The email form field includes instructions for what and how to enter information.

Poor form instructions

email form field with no instructions

The email form field has no instructions for what or how to enter information.

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