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Why doesn't my javascript code I disable a required field validator?

Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have an OnClientClick assigned to a javascript function that "disables" the validation when a certain button is clicked.

I have this button within a FormView:

<asp:Button ID="btnSaveAndExitTop" runat="server" Text="Save & Exit" OnClick="btnSave_Click" style="margin-right:10px;" CssClass="clsFlatButton2" OnClientClick="javascript: DisableValidators();"/>

This is the javascript to disable all the validators on the page:

 function DisableValidators()
    for(var i=0;i< Page_Validators.length;i++)
        ValidatorEnable(Page_Validators[i], false)

The javascript fires.  When I step through the javascript I can see the enabled element of the validator turn to false but the page valiation still fires and the errors are still displayed.

What am I doing wrong here?
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