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Can Javascript stop 'double click' of form buttons?

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Hello,

    I have a situation where the user clicks on the form button, which causes the "order information" to be passed to a cgi. In turn, the cgi validates the order information, closes the order, and then displays a confirmation to the user...

    BUT, if the user double clicks on the form button, the first cgi call completes, --and the user NEVER gets to see the confirmation number...BECAUSE the second call to the cgi completes and can not complete the order!

Can I use javascript to create a form button that will only send the form information ONCE, regardless of how many times the user clicks the button? OR is there a better solution?

THANKS!
Keith Kwiatek

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<FORM onSubmit="if(this.sent)return false;this.sent=1">
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when I try this I get "function does not always return a value"

I need something that works with IE and NS 3 and 4
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<FORM onSubmit="if(this.sent)return false;this.sent=1;return true">
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Thanks!

works with every browser except IE 3.0

anything that can be done to fix that?

Keith Kwiatek
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when using IE 3.0 it doesn't give a javascript error, but doesn't work either....seems to just ignore it....

Ideas..workarounds?


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