DOMValidators go public

Its a little late, and I should have done this a very long time ago, but I have finally made the DOMValidator control set a public, open source project on GotDotNet for other to join and contribute to. Its is available here ( or - its all the same place.

For those who dont know what the DOMValidators are, they are a set of validator controls that target the .Net V1.0/V1.1 framework. The mimic the functionality of the supplied validators except that they work in almost all browsers with support for DHTML. If they dont immediately work in a browsers, they can be made to by addition of uplevel browser detection statements within the web.config (<browsercaps> section).

I have received an incredible amount of emails from people submitting fixes for various bugs, people asking general questions about them, and a whole range of things. I kind of thought interest in them would have waned once ASP.NET V2.0 was released because of the improved validator support in that, howsever just the opposite seems to have occurred. I am seeing more interest than ever.

As a result of that, I can simply not keep up with the amount of suggested fixes, feature enhancements so I decided to make em public. Hopefully they will continue to be valuable for those who need them.

I would like to send a big thank you to all who have submitted bugs, fixes, and features over the period of their development. Your assistance has been greatly appreciated.


  • First of all, I'd like to say thank you for the effort on DOMValidators! :)

    I'm just wondering though; will you be porting DOMValidators to work for .NET 2.0? Or is the problem with validators not working with other browsers solved already?

  • No I wont be porting them as the cross browser support in V2.0 is much improved and negates the benefits of the DOMValidators.

    As far as I know, no one has had any need for the DomValidators under V2.0 so its not really worth the effort to replace whats already there. If this is not the case, then I'd love to hear about it.

  • Hi,
    there's some problem with this kind of user agent:
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; SIMBAR Enabled; SIMBAR={668BF619-4C24-4914-8533-0B50BB8C2DFE}; SIMBAR={8E0BD7FF-C234-43c6-9F12-FC605139F3A7}; SIMBAR={71439A39-349A-49a7-BA71-DC7C8A0CF7E1}; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 4.0)

    Dont load any control why?

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