submitting form with enter key in JSP

I want to do the same action as pressing the login button when a user clicks return/enter in the input box. When user clicks the login button - page is reloaded- and embedded java executes the code after 'if (strbtnSubmit != null) {' condition. Thanks

heres my code (it is a jsp page)

<%@page import="utilities.*"%>


<head>


<%

String strbtnSubmit = request.getParameter("btnSubmit");

// submit - refresh the page
try{
if (strbtnSubmit != null) {
        String pass1 = request.getParameter("pass");
        utilities.Password password = new utilities.Password();
        HttpSession session1 = request.getSession(true);

            if (password.checkPassword(pass1)) {
           
               
                session1.setAttribute("matchingPassword", request.getParameter("pass"));
                session1.setAttribute("sessionID", session1.getId());
                String redirectURL = "/im/menu/Control.jsp";
                response.sendRedirect(redirectURL);
             } else { session1.invalidate(); }
          }

} catch (Exception exception) {throw exception;}
%>


</script>

</head>

<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="30" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></head>
<body><font face="verdana">

<table bgcolor="#FFFFCC" width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
  <!--DWLayoutTable-->
  <tr>
    <td width="34" rowspan="3" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFCC"><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="100%" rowspan="4" valign="top"><form name="loginform" action="/im/forms/Login.jsp">
        <table bgcolor="#000000" border="0">
          <!--DWLayoutTable-->
          <tr>
            <td width="223" rowspan="3"> <img src="/im/menu/im.jpg" width="217" height="148">
            </td>
            <td width="90" rowspan="3"> <font color="silver">Password:</font>
            </td>
            <td height="63" colspan="2" valign="top"><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp;</td>
            <td width="18" rowspan="3">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td height="33" colspan="2" valign="top"><input style="color:black; background-color:grey; border-width: 1px; border-color:black" type="password" name="pass" size="15"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td width="39" height="50" valign="top"><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp;</td>
            <td width="50" valign="top"><input style="color:black; background-color:grey; border-width: 1px; border-color:black" align="right" type="submit" value="Login" name="btnSubmit"></td>
          </tr>
          <tr>
            <td height="26" align="right"><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp; </td>
            <td colspan="4" valign="top"><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp;</td>
          </tr>
        </table>
      </form></td>
    <td width="238" height="35">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="112">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="26" valign="top">entry portal | <font color="orange"><strong>IM</strong></font></td>
    <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="106"></td>
    <td></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="15"></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="0"></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="1"><img src="/im/menu/spacer.gif" alt="" width="34" height="1"></td>
    <td></td>
    <td><img src="/im/menu/spacer.gif" alt="" width="238" height="1"></td>
    <td><img src="/im/menu/spacer.gif" alt="" width="112" height="1"></td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>


</html>

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cratnayake_paAuthor Commented:
btw...

<td height="33" colspan="2" valign="top"><input style="color:black; background-color:grey; border-width: 1px; border-color:black" type="password" name="pass" size="15"></td>


is the input box which the user enters their password- upon enter in this box - the form is submitted same as pressing the login button underneath

at present moment.. when enter is pressed after entering correct password.. the page just reloads with

http://localhost:8081/im/forms/Login.jsp?pass=

in the URL (IE 6.0)
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cratnayake_paAuthor Commented:
or
http://localhost:8081/im/forms/Login.jsp?pass=mypassowrd

(where mypassword varies depending on what you have entered into the input box)
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D_M_DCommented:
You can use javaScript to capture the enter keystroke...

<script language="JavaScript">
if (document.all || document.layers){
      document.onkeypress=pressed; // IE4+ & NS4+
      
}
function pressed(e) {
     var Val='';
     if (document.layers){
         Val='' + e.which;
     }else{
         Val = window.event.keyCode;
     }
     if (Val == 13){
        document.YourFormName.submit();
     }
}
</script>

Just add your Form Name above...

Hope this helps...

--------
D_M_D
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DoppyNLCommented:
I would strongly recommend using the post-method for forms that contain passwords.
That way the password entered won't be in the URL wich is **MUCH MORE SECURE**
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jwentingCommented:
If your HTML form has one or more submit buttons, the enter key will trigger the first of those automatically (unless you remap the enter key to do something else).
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