How to display 'required' form fields when vast majority are required
14 Mar 2007 - 5:09pm
7 years ago
I am wondering how I might indicate (or not indicate) required fields on a
form where pretty much every field is required.
While in the past I've used the lazy man's convention of indicating required
fields with an asterisk, presenting a page where every label is preceded by
an asterisk seems ridiculous.
Yet, there may be other pages on the site with a more balanced mix of
required and optional fields, where I might wish to use asterisks. Thus, the
absence of asterisks on this page might give a false impression -- although
I can't believe that anyone intelligent enough to notice would imagine that
fields like 'Name' and Zip' are optional.
My inclination is to leave out the asterisks where it seems silly -- and not
even call attention to it with a line such as 'All fields are required'.