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Please evaluate my Javascript program which collects all the form inputs and mails to a email account. My users have various versions of Netscape and some of them have the warning message box which comes off before submitting a form. My problem is, if the user waits for a few more seconds than the timeout period to hit OK in the warning box, then the program doesn't work.

Is there a solution to fix this problem. Also, I am able to disable the Form Submit Warning box in Netscape 3.0 and am not able to do that in Netscape Communicator 4.02
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<HTML>

<HEAD><TITLE>MSP Systems Feedback Form</TITLE>

<SCRIPT>

function response()

      {
          location.href="http://msp03.msp.sc.ti.com/";
      }

</SCRIPT>


<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
<!--

function mailIt(form) {
  var data = document.dataForm
  var userInfo = ""

  form.action += "?subject=" + data.subject.value
  userInfo += "Page Title:  " + document.title + "\n"
  userInfo += "Mailed From: " + document.location + "\n\n"
  form.mailBody.value = userInfo + data.body.value
  location.href="http://msp03.msp.sc.ti.com/";
  return true
}
// -->
</SCRIPT>



</HEAD>

<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF" TEXT=navy LINK=red VLINK=red>

<center>
<TABLE BORDER=3 CELLSPACING=5  width=600>
<tr>
<th><a href="/index.html"><FONT COLOR="black">MSP Business Systems</a></th>
<th><a href="/reports.html"><FONT COLOR="black">MSP Reports Home</a></th>
</tr>
</TABLE>
</center>
<CENTER>

<TABLE>
<FORM NAME="dataForm">
  <TR>
  <TH ALIGN=right>Name:
  <TD><INPUT NAME="name" SIZE=40 >
 </TR>


 <!-- DELETE THIS TABLE ROW IF YOU'RE HARDCODING A SUBJECT -->
 <TR>
  <TH ALIGN=right>Subject:
  <TD><INPUT NAME="subject" SIZE=40>
 </TR>
 
 <TR>
  <TH ALIGN=right VALIGN=top>Message:
  <TD><TEXTAREA NAME="body" COLS=60 ROWS=10 WRAP=virtual></TEXTAREA>
 </TR>
</FORM>

<FORM
  NAME="mailForm"
  ACTION="mailto:senthil@ti.com"
  METHOD="post"
  ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data"
  onSubmit="return mailIt(this)">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="mailBody" VALUE="">
 <TR>
  <TD COLSPAN=2 ALIGN=center>
    <INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Send This Mail Message Now" onClick='setTimeout("response()",2000)'>
</TR>
</FORM>
</TABLE>
<p>
<p>

<center><nobr><A HREF="http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/schome.htm"><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/scnv1.gif" ALT="Semiconductors" border=0></a><A HREF="http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/msp/msphome.htm"><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/scnvmsp.gif" ALT="Mixed Signal and Analog" border=0></A><A HREF="http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/search.htm"><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/mpsernav.gif"  border=0 ALT="Search"></A><A HREF="/sc/docs/feedback.htm"><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/feednav.gif"  border=0 ALT="Feedback"></A><A HREF="http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/home.htm"><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/tihmnav.gif"  border=0 ALT="TI Home"></A></nobr><BR></center>



<ADDRESS>

<CENTER>

<A HREF="http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/copyrght.htm">(c) Copyright</A> 1997 Texas Instruments Incorporated. All rights reserved. <BR>



<p>
<center><IMG SRC="/OWS-IMG/owsdr.gif"></center>



</CENTER>

</ADDRESS>


<CENTER>
<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
      document.write("Updated " + document.lastModified);
// -->
</script>

</CENTER>


</BODY>

</HTML>
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Question by:senthil021397
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kollegov earned 100 total points
ID: 1270927
Solution is easy:
You can set some semaphore variable to true
in function submitting e-mail
let it be declared as

var semaphore=null

so in function mailit()
add single row before return:

semaphore=true;

function response than can be modified:


      function response()

      { if(semaphore)
         {if(semaphore==true)
           {setTimeout('location.href="http://msp03.msp.sc.ti.com/',500}
         }
        else
         setTimeout("response()",100)
      }

Thus this function will be called recursevly each 100ms
And check was the form submited or not, if it is already submited it will set 500ms timeout for submission and change location.

You now do not need 2sec timout onClick, make it 100ms. :)

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by:senthil021397
ID: 1270928
Kollegov,

One part of solution seems to work, Even with the Warning box enabled, the browser is still holding the data till i click OK. It doens'nt matter how long i wait. BUT, after clicking OK, location.href="http....." doesn't seem to work. It stays in the same page.
I tried a few things without success. Any thoughts..

Senthil


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ID: 1270929
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