I have a web app which gets the user to enter a phone number. The web form has two text fields
This is double-entered (in two successive fields) to provide some check that the phone number is correct.
How do I inhibit PASTE (Command - V or Control - V) so that the user must type both numbers rather than typing one, copying it, and then pasting into the second field ?
I realise that there may be people who disagree with double entry on philosophical grounds, but for the purposes of this question it would be good to ignore that issue.
I don’t care if you are cruel to your users. Personally, I am not against double entry, but I dislike very much having to type, since I use a password manager.
It is kind of unusual to apply that to a phone number, and on top of it require typed confirmation. Already providing a phone number is something I usually think hard about. I consider quite a privilege to get my phone. I want to make sure the other party won’t abuse it or sell it.
If on top of it I feel I am not trusted, that is probably the best way for me to enter something like 000-0000 or 123-4567.
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It might be better to stop copy from the two inputs so that incorrectly entered numbers are not transferred but let the user copy in from a good source?
Just change Michel’s example to use
oncopy rather than
Thank you Michel and Ian ! Top effort.