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Enter key press opens a new window

Posted on 2006-06-23
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I found a strange behaviour for input boxes inside a modal window. I am opening a popup using modal window. Inside this window I have input boxes. For this boxes I have written special chars validations on keypress. But when I press ENTER key it does not validate but opens the same file inside a new window. Is it a bug??
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Question by:gops1
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by:callrs
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Say your validation function is called "Form_Validator". Then put this statement in your form tag:
onsubmit="return Form_Validator(this)"

Here's an example from someone's site:
<form action="../_vti_bin/shtml.dll/modulo.htm" method="POST" name="FrontPage_Form1" language="JavaScript" onsubmit="return FrontPage_Form1_Validator(this)">

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Now, in your validation function, return false to not submit the form (e.g. if user has made an error), or true to submit the form (if user input is OK).

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Make sure your input boxes are enclosed in  these tags: <form onsubmit=...> ... </form>
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by:gops1
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This happens only when I call the page inside a ModalWindow. Just to check I created a sample modal window with a input box and there too it behaves the same
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pradeepsudharsan earned 125 total points
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     <base target="_self">
add this code in your page
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by:gops1
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But I am not redirecting anywhere. Would like to know why this behaviour
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by:gops1
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Since I could not get what I expected, I am closing this query. But anyways thanks a lot for the effort you all have put to help me out.
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by:callrs
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If you post enough code to allows us to re-create the problem, then there's better change that we can fix it.
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