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1.0.0 1.0.1
A library for storing and checking validatable data, live or delayed.
version 1.0.1
license BSD3
native-modules False
elm-version 0.18.0 <= v < 0.19.0
Tag 1.1.0
Committed At 2018-04-10 14:51:00 UTC
rtfeldman/elm-validate 1.1.3 <= v < 2.0.0 1.1.3
elm-lang/html 2.0.0 <= v < 3.0.0 2.0.0
elm-lang/core 5.1.1 <= v < 6.0.0 5.1.1




A library for storing data that can be invalid, and for checking it with live and delayed checks.


This library uses under the hood, and in some of its exposed types. Maybe in the future we'll bring those functions in to the library so you don't have to use two. But hey! this is a minimum-viable-package!

Here's a basic example of how you might use this library:

Very first, I'm going to make a type alias called Error just to make the type signatures more understandable. I want my errors to be strings, so the alias will just point Error to String.

type alias Error =

Next, build a validator:

emailValidator : Validator Error String
emailValidator =
        |> withLive (ifBlank "Hey, I need an email!")
        |> withDelayed (ifInvalidEmail "Sorry, that doesn't look like an email")

Then store a Validatable on your model:

type alias Model =
    { email : Validatable Error String

init =
    { email =

After that we can add two message types, for when the field is changed, and for when the field is debounced. (Meaning, when the user has stopped editing a field for some lenth of time)

On the topic of debouncing, there are a number of Elm libraries available to do debouncing inside of the Elm Applicaiton Architecture, or you can build a Web component for an input that will fire an event after some debounce interval. Or, if you know what you're doing and you're okay with very very fragile hackery, you can dangerously hand-code an "onchange" attribute for your input div and debounce in there, firing a custom event when the debounce happens. But that's the least-safe way to do it.

type Msg
    = ChangedEmail String
    | DebouncedEmail

Then, in your update function, you can check live errors when the field is changed, and check all errors when the debounce comes through. Remember that when a new value for the field comes through, you'll want to re-create the field state before running the validations with init.

update msg model =
    case msg of
        ChangedEmail val ->
            { model | email = runLive emailValidator (init val) } ! []

        DebouncedEmail ->
            { model | email = runAll emailValidator } ! []

Then, in your view, you can use the firstError, getValue, and isValid to build a little form. (I'm making up pretend functions here that will take arguments and render nice HTML controls, so that we don't muddy up the ReadMe too much.)

view model =
    div []
        [ input
            { errorMessage = getOneError
            , value = getValue
        , button
            { disabled = not <| isValid
            , text = "GO!"