Submitting Forms

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Mtek, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Mtek

    Mtek Guest


    I have a generic routine that is called by many forms, and probably by
    many browsers. The javascript performs some validation on the form
    passed in and then issues the command 'submit()'.

    I am getting an error that says "submit() is not defined"

    I'm lost. This is a generic routine, so passing in the form is a

    Any thoughts or suggestions?


    Mtek, Jun 1, 2008
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  2. Yes, but it usually indicates a less optimal design too. The
    recommended way is to add an onSubmit-event to the form, and then
    prevent the form to be submitted if the checks are not okay, in stead
    of executing a submit()-command when the checks _are_ okay.


    <form method="get" action="script.asp">
    <input type="button" onClick="if (...) document.forms[0].submit()">


    <form method="get" action="script.asp"
    onSubmit="if (...) return false">
    <input type="submit">

    The logic for the checks is then reversed.

    Hope this helps,
    Bart Van der Donck, Jun 2, 2008
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