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Error Message Examples
Examples of error messages published as chunks of readable (X)HTML by Web applications.
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Note that many of these examples are failed logins; they're just the easiest kind of error to generate.
- MediaWiki failed login
<div class="errorbox"> <h2>Login error:</h2> Incorrect password or confirmation code entered. Please try again. </div>
- WordPress, failed to enter required fields in comment
<p>Error: please fill the required fields (name, email).</p>
- PayPal , trying to send negative dollars.
<div class="messageBox error"> <p>Some required information is missing or incomplete. Please correct your entries and try again.</p> <ul><li>Please enter an amount greater than zero.</li></ul> </div>
- Google apps login error
<div class="errormsg" id="errormsg_0_Passwd"> Username and password do not match. (You provided XXXXXXXXXX) </div>
- Technorati login error
<p class="error">Sorry, the member name and password you entered do not match. Please try again.</p>
- Yahoo failed login
<div class="yregertxt"><strong>Invalid ID or password.</strong><br> Please try again.</div>
- How is this significantly different than the plethora of HTTP status codes? Most of the examples currently on this page are just failed logins. DerrickPallas 09:31, 14 Jul 2007 (PDT)