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Posted on 2009-04-02
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Hi there,
I am doing the simplest thing in the world, i cant understand what goes wrong.
I am trying to stop a form from submitting and i cant,
here is my code,
alert shows form32 and then submits
why?
<form id="form32" method="post" action="intermediate" name="submit_changes" onsubmit="return bookEm(this);">

 <!-- some stuff here -->

</form>
 

function bookEm(form){

	alert(form.getAttribute('id'));

    return false;

}

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Question by:ioustinos_sarris
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zeroxp earned 500 total points
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it should work. check if javascript is enabled.

and maybe put "reture false;" directly in onsubmit attribute for a test.

the following works for me.
<html>

<head>

<title>test</title>

<script type="text/javascript">

function bookEm(form){

alert(form.getAttribute('id'));

return false;

}

</script>

</head>

<body>

<form id="form32" method="post" action="intermediate" name="submit_changes" onsubmit="return bookEm(this);">

<input type="submit" value="ok" />

</form>

</body>

</html>

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by:GwynforWeb
ID: 24056271
your code works fine for me, eg here I have added a submit button and try to send it to http://www.google.com/. The form is not sent

 <script>
  function bookEm(form){
        alert(form.getAttribute('id'));
    return false;
 </script>
 
 <form id="form32" method="post" action="http://www.google.com/" name="submit_changes" onsubmit="return bookEm(this);">
 <!-- some stuff here -->
 <input type=submit>
 </form>
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