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I want to submit a user name and display an alert message if the user does not enter his name, I don't know what is the problem in my code:
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<script language="JavaScript">

function test(Name){
  if (isNaN(Name)){
    alert("You must enter your name");}
else
  alert("Hello " + Name);
}

</script>

<form name="form1" onSumbit=test(this.edit1.value)>
<input type="text" name=edit1>
<input type=submit value="Submit" name=B1>
</form>
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Azzoz
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by:binkzz
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Your test function will need to return false,

so use this instead:

<script language="JavaScript">

function test(Name)
{
  if (isNaN(Name))
  {
    alert("You must enter your name");
    return false;
  } else
  {
    alert("Hello " + Name);
    return true;
  }
}

</script>

<form name="form1" onSumbit=test(this.edit1.value)>
<input type="text" name=edit1>
<input type=submit value="Submit" name=B1>
</form>
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by:bigbed
ID: 2648513
Its a bit strange to use isNaN(), since I don't think a name will be a number!

Why not use:
if (name == "")
{
  alert ( "You must enter name" )
  return false;
}
etc.
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by:Azzoz
ID: 2648575
It didn't work
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<form name="form1" onSumbit=check(document.form1.edit1)>
<input type="text" name=edit1>
<input type=submit value="Submit" name=B1>
</form>

<script language=javascript>
  function check(what)
  {
    var value = what.value;

    if (value == '')
    {
      alert ('Please enter a name');
      what.focus();
      return false;
    }
  }
</script>



Try that, and what browser are you using?
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by:Azzoz
ID: 2648654
Thanks Binkzz, it works,

by the way I write Sumbit instead of Submit.

Did you really begin programming since you were 8 years old?? and which language did you start with?

Azzoz
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by:binkzz
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I started with VBasic on the Commodore 64, but when I was a bit older my grandfather started teaching me Turbo Pascal 3.0 on a CP/M system.

It all went from there really :)
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