Foundation - Help Text


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Description

Help text is used to notify the user about the purpose of the element and is usually placed below a field. A unique ID is provided to it and the aria-describedby attribute is added to the input.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of help text in Foundation.

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Form Help Text</title>
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/foundation-sites@6.5.1/dist/css/foundation.min.css" integrity="sha256-1mcRjtAxlSjp6XJBgrBeeCORfBp/ppyX4tsvpQVCcpA= sha384-b5S5X654rX3Wo6z5/hnQ4GBmKuIJKMPwrJXn52ypjztlnDK2w9+9hSMBz/asy9Gw sha512-M1VveR2JGzpgWHb0elGqPTltHK3xbvu3Brgjfg4cg5ZNtyyApxw/45yHYsZ/rCVbfoO5MSZxB241wWq642jLtA==" crossorigin="anonymous">

      <!-- Compressed JavaScript -->
      <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/foundation/6.0.1/js/vendor/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/foundation-sites@6.5.1/dist/js/foundation.min.js" integrity="sha256-WUKHnLrIrx8dew//IpSEmPN/NT3DGAEmIePQYIEJLLs= sha384-53StQWuVbn6figscdDC3xV00aYCPEz3srBdV/QGSXw3f19og3Tq2wTRe0vJqRTEO sha512-X9O+2f1ty1rzBJOC8AXBnuNUdyJg0m8xMKmbt9I3Vu/UOWmSg5zG+dtnje4wAZrKtkopz/PEDClHZ1LXx5IeOw==" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

   </head>

   <body>
      <label>Choose a Password
         <input type = "password" aria-describedby = "pwdHelpText">
      </label>

      <p class = "help-text" id = "pwdHelpText">Password should be at least 8
      characters and must include atleast one digit and a special character.</p>

      
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $(document).foundation();
         })
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Let us carry out the following steps to see how the above given code works −

  • Save the above given html code form_help_text.html file.

  • Open this HTML file in a browser, an output is displayed as shown below.

foundation_forms.htm
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