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Fixed #2841 -- Clarified documentation on procedure for field validat…

…ion. Thanks, dave@avaragado.org.

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8 docs/forms.txt
@@ -517,10 +517,10 @@ to put punctuation at the end of your validation messages.
When are validators called?
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-After a form has been submitted, Django first checks to see that all the
-required fields are present and non-empty. For each field that passes that
-test *and if the form submission contained data* for that field, all the
-validators for that field are called in turn. The emphasized portion in the
+After a form has been submitted, Django validates each field in turn. First,
+if the field is required, Django checks that it is present and non-empty. Then,
+if that test passes *and the form submission contained data* for that field, all
+the validators for that field are called in turn. The emphasized portion in the
last sentence is important: if a form field is not submitted (because it
contains no data -- which is normal HTML behavior), the validators are not
run against the field.
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