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Hi Experts,
   I have an urgent issue in a HTML Document.

I need to click on the submit button to trigger an event and call a backend service. But I dont want the user to click on this button when the page is loaded[ It should be automatic when the page is loaded].. Is there a way to make this happen..
I dont want to use document.form1.submit() on load, because the event is based name="~event1" value="Refresh" of submit button.. Is there any way to simulate of clicking a Submit Button()..

<html>
<script>
<form name="form1" action="`wgateURL()`" method="post" >
<table>
  <tr>
    <td align=left>
      <input type="submit" name="~event1" value="Refresh">
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
</form>
</body>
</html>

Any suggestion and help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Ganni
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<BODY onload='document.form1.elements["~event1"].click();' >
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by:Bustarooms
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hey kEk, just curious is that somehow better / different than document.form1.submit()
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by:knightEknight
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but since you are submitting the form when the page loads, why use a button at all?  Why not just make the ~event1 element a hidden field and submit the form as usual?

   <input type="hidden" name="~event1" value="Refresh" />

and then do document.form1.submit() in the onload handler.


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by:Bustarooms
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o, well i guess that would make the onsubmit event fire
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by:knightEknight
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Bustarooms, no, IMO document.form1.submit() would be better -- but the question specifically ruled that out. :)
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by:Bustarooms
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yeah i didnt read the question.  maybe i should try that
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by:knightEknight
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oh, yes that is a good point about the onsubmit event, although in the example provided that is not a factor.
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by:VincentPuglia
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Hi,

  I agree with kek's solution:

bustaroom: by using the ...click(), you would also enable firing of other routines that may not be part of the form's submission per se.

<html>
<form name="form1" action="http://members.aol.com/grassblad" method="post" >
<table>
  <tr>
    <td align=left>
      <input type="submit" name="~event1" value="Refresh">
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
</form>
<script>
document.form1.elements['~event1'].click()
</script>
</body>
</html>

Vinny
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by:Bustarooms
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hey guys, i wasnt suggesting anything.  i just saw kEk's post and didnt get why he suggested using .click() instead of .submit() because I didnt read the question i just saw the post
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by:knightEknight
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rganni, did any of this help you at all?
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by:knightEknight
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rganni, did any of this help you at all?
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by:Zontar
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I don't get this whole scenario, it seems really bassackawards... Why is there a need to post an HTML form at all, rather than just sending a HTTP POST request directly to the URL in question?
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by:NeoHacker
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use:
<BODY onload='document.form1.elements["~event1"].click();' > 
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by:knightEknight
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yes, that is what I suggested in my first post.
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