I have a Visualforce page that contains an apex:inputText with required="true". It is nested within several component levels, such as a apex:pageBlockSectionItem, apex:pageBlockSection, apex:pageBlock and apex:form.
If I submit the form without entering a value I get the following output in the apex:pageMessages:
Error: mediaPage:mediaPageBlock:mediaForm:dropBlock:requiredElementsSection:goalsSectionItem:goals: Validation Error: Value is required.
The component tree path is meaningless to the users.
Is there anyway to reformat this message or do I need to drop the required attribute on the inputText and validate the input myself in the controller?