This can happen if you have made your SXA Tenant unpublishable. There seems to be some logic in some components that doesn't resolve the Context (master/web) correctly and needs to have the site published. Simply make your SXA Tenant publishable (remove publishing restrictions) and publish to resolve this issue.


This is a known bug in Sitecore 9.1. You can create a ticket with Sitecore Support to obtain the hotfix patch. You can refer to public reference number 315995.


I think I figured it out! Sitecore is merging messages with the same text, so making the message unique to the validation failure fixes the error. Originally I was setting the error message text as follows in the parameters section of the validator item: Instead of doing this, I am now setting the message within the custom validator itself as follows: this....

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