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FORM submit in the same window and <BASE Target="_blank">

Posted on 2003-10-30
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I have a webpage with lots of links which should open in new windows. I add <BASE Target="_blank"> to avoid inserting  Target="_blank"  in each "<A HREF" tag. But now a search :
   <form action="cgi-bin/search.pl" method="GET">
      <input type="text">
      <INPUT TYPE="submit" value="Search">
   </form>
will also open in a new window. How can I avoid that a new window opens if I click on this submit button?

Thank you, Ben
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Question by:bengore
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add target="_self" to the form-tag

<form action="cgi-bin/search.pl" method="GET" target="_self">
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by:Renante Entera
Renante Entera earned 30 total points
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Hello there!

I had an advice for you.  You better disable your submit button once it is click to avoid multiple submit to happen.

So instead of this line :

    <form action="cgi-bin/search.pl" method="GET"> and <input type="submit" value="Search">

Replace it with :

    <form name="form1" action="cgi-bin/search.pl" method="GET" OnSubmit="return DisableSubmit();">
    and
    <input type="submit" name="Search" value="Search">

Then here is the javascript function for DisableSubmit() :
<script>
  function DisableSubmit()
  {
    document.form1.Search.disabled = true;
    return true;
  }
</script>

Goodluck !
eNTRANCE2002 :-)
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by:bengore
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Thank you for your help (and the advice)!
Ben
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