I'm trying to validate against a remote request, but the result is pulling in template info as well - throwing off my true/false response. This works fine outside of Joomla, but I'm not finding a way of fixing it in Joomla.



jQuery( "#modalform" ).validate({
    rules: {
        chosen_domain: {
            required: true,
            minlength: 4,
            remote: "index.php?option=com_component&task=checkDomain&tmpl=component"
    messages: {
        chosen_domain: {
            required: "Required input",
            minlength: jQuery.validator.format("Please, at least {0} characters are necessary"),
            remote: jQuery.validator.format("{0} is already in use"),


  <body class="contentpane">
    <div id="window-mainbody" class="window-mainbody">
      <div id="system-message-container">

  • 1
    What happens if you add &format=raw after &tmpl=component?
    – Lodder
    Nov 1 '14 at 10:02
  • That did it, thanks! I should have seen that... Make it a comment, and I'll accept it.
    – James
    Nov 1 '14 at 23:40

You need to add &format=raw at the end of the URL so it will look like the following:


Hope this helps

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