Clicking enter does not submit the form


I have several forms on one page.

When I hit enter it does not post the data from the form I am current in and post it to the correct page.

I have to hit submit in order for it to work correct.

Does this have to do with my isset logic in my code?  I use the isset to determine what submit box is selected.
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Brian BushSolutions ArchitectCommented:
If you have more than one field per form, enter will not submit.
I will post you the code to capture the enter key.

Brian BushSolutions ArchitectCommented:
This is an example of how to trap the enter key and have it submit a form.
You may have to do some troubleshooting for making it work across platforms.

        function TrapKey(form) {
            if (window.event) {
                if (window.event.keyCode == 13) {
            return false;
    <FORM ID="FORM1" ONKEYDOWN="TrapKey(this)">
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD1" VALUE="value1"><BR>
    <FORM ID="FORM2" ONKEYDOWN="TrapKey(this)">
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD2" VALUE="value2"><BR>
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD3" VALUE="value3"><BR>
    <FORM ID="FORM3" ONKEYDOWN="TrapKey(this)">
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD4" VALUE="value4"><BR>
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD5" VALUE="value5"><BR>
        <INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="FIELD6" VALUE="value6"><BR>


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Codeit1978Author Commented:
This looks perfect, let me give it a go
Codeit1978Author Commented:
Humm that's not working it's almost like it's not passing the form.  Did this work for you?
Brian BushSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Yup. It works for me with Internet Explorer version 6 in Windows.
These forms are set to GET so the values should show up in the address bar.

Anyway, hitting enter to submit a form is convenient, but it is good form to
always have a button to submit it manually.
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