Module 4: Checkpoint 26—Placement of error messages
Benefits of conformance
- Increased error recovery rates.
Risks of non-conformance
- Increased cognitive load required to locate fields with errors.
Forms should display inline error messages to support user correction.
Note: 'Inline' does not mean 'aligned' with the form control, it means near the control, in addition to errors that appear in a summary block or list above the form controls.
Advised implementation: Inline error messages highlight which control requires correction.