Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

how to make onsubmit disable=false;

Posted on 2008-10-07
1
Medium Priority
?
643 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hellp experts
I have a timed multiple choice test, where each question is set with radio buttons.
I also have a timeout function which disables the radio buttons when the time runs out, so that the user can not edit the answers or enter new answers.

However, when the user clicks the submit button at the end, I want to pass the answers to the database.
In other words I need to achieve; onSubmit disabled=false;

Could anyone tell me how to do this. If I need to add this to the <Form.......      > element, what is the syntax for doing this?

Here is the Javascript code for disabling the radio button at timeout:

-------------------

script type="text/javascript">
      window.onload=initeng;
      function initeng(){
            var mineng=15;
            setTimeout("engPage()", 1000*60*mineng );
      }
      function engPage(){
            //assuming you have <form id="English1"...>
            var f = document.getElementById("English1");
            for( var i=0; i < f.elements.length; ++i)
            {      if(String(f.elements[i].type).toLowerCase() != "submit" )
                     {
                           f.elements[i].style.color="#aaaaaa";
                        f.elements[i].disabled=true;
                        }
      }
      }
</script>
0
Comment
Question by:Erikal
1 Comment
 
LVL 82

Accepted Solution

by:
hielo earned 2000 total points
ID: 22664698
On what you posted above you do NOT need:
f.elements[i].style.color="#aaaaaa";

when the element is disabled, it will be grayed out by default.

as for re-enabling, modify your form tag to:

<form onsubmit="return sendIt(this)"...> 
then use:
function sendIt(f) {
for( var i=0; i < f.elements.length; ++i)
 f.elements[i].disabled=false;
return true;
}

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month20 days, 16 hours left to enroll

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question