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  <pre><div class="yregertxt"><strong>Invalid ID or password.</strong><br> Please try again.</div></pre>
 
  <pre><div class="yregertxt"><strong>Invalid ID or password.</strong><br> Please try again.</div></pre>
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== Open Questions ==
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* How is this significantly different than the plethora of HTTP status codes? Most of the examples currently on this page are just failed logins. [[User:DerrickPallas|DerrickPallas]] 09:31, 14 Jul 2007 (PDT)
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** [http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.4.2 401 Unauthorized]
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** [http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.4.3 402 Payment Required]
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** [http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html#sec10.4.4 403 Forbidden]
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
 
* [[error-message-brainstorming|error message brainstorming]]
 
* [[error-message-brainstorming|error message brainstorming]]

Revision as of 16:31, 14 July 2007

Error Message Examples

Contributors

Introduction

Examples of error messages published as chunks of readable (X)HTML by Web applications.

Table of Contents

Examples

Note that many of these examples are failed logins; they're just the easiest kind of error to generate.

<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>
<div class="errormsg" id="errormsg_0_Passwd">
 Username and password do not match. (You provided XXXXXXXXXX)
 </div>
<p class="error">Sorry, the member name and password
 you entered do not match. Please try again.</p>
<div class="yregertxt"><strong>Invalid ID or password.</strong><br> Please try again.</div>

Open Questions

See Also