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Posted on 2010-08-17
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On my page I have a custom rollover button and I want to use onclick to submit a form. Here is what i have:

<a href="" class="button" onclick="enrAdSubmit()" ></a>

<script type="text/javascript">
function enrAdSubmit() {
document['enrAd'].submit();
}
</script>

but this doesn't seem to be working. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here?

Thanks
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Product Spotlight Submission</TITLE>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Untitled Document</title>

	<meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="content-type"/>
    
<!-- CKEditor include files -->
	<script type="text/javascript" src="ckeditor/ckeditor.js"></script>
	<link href="ckeditor/_sample/sample.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
<!-- End CKEditor include files -->
    
<script type="text/javascript">
//function CKeditor_OnComplete() {
  //  iframes = document.getElementsByTagName("iframe");
    //if ( window.addEventListener ) // FireFox and other browsers of the type
      //  iframes[0].contentWindow.addEventListener('keypress', makePreviewBody, false);
   // else if ( window.attachEvent ) // The root of all evil (IE)
     //   iframes[0].contentWindow.document.body.attachEvent('onkeypress', makePreviewBody);
//}
</script>
    
    <!-- create title preview -->
<script type="text/javascript">
	function makePreview(divId,txtField){
	document.getElementById( divId ).innerHTML=document.enrAd[txtField].value;
	}
</script>
	<!-- end create title preview -->
    
        <!-- create body preview -->
<script type="text/javascript">
	function makePreviewBody(){
	document.getElementById('preview_body').innerHTML=CKEDITOR.instances.editor1.getData();
	}
</script>
	<!-- end create body preview -->
    
<script type="text/javascript">

</script>
    
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8">
    $(document).ready(function(){
        $('#submit').hover(
            function(){ // Change the input image's source when we "roll on"
                $(this).attr({ src : 'product_images/submit_button_on.jpg'});
            },
            function(){ // Change the input image's source back to the default on "roll off"
                $(this).attr({ src : 'product_images/submit_button_off.jpg'});             }
        );
    });
</script>


<style type="text/css">
<!--
.title_overlay {
	background-image: url(product_images/title_field.jpg);
	height: 26px;
	width: 290px;
	overflow: hidden;
	z-index: 1000;
	padding-top: 4px;
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	padding-left: 10px;
}
.title_field {
	font-size: 14px;
	font-weight: bold;
	width: 280px;
	border: none;
	background: none;
	background-image: none;
}
.body_field {
	border: none;
	background: none;
	background-image: none;
	font-size: 14px;
	font-weight: normal;
	width: 360px;
}
.body_overlay {
	background-image: url(product_images/text_field.jpg);
	background-repeat: no-repeat;
	height: 180px;
	width: 280px;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-right: 11px;
	padding-bottom: 10px;
	padding-left: 9px;
}
.cke_contents {
height: 150px !important;
width: 300px !important;
}
.center_n_justify {
	padding-right: 5%;
	padding-left: 5%;
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-bottom: 15px;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 11px;
	font-weight: normal;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	width: 250px;
	text-align: justify;
}
.preview_title {
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 11px;
	font-style: normal;
	font-weight: bold;
	color: #000000;
	text-decoration: none;
	text-align: left;
	margin: 0px;
	clear: both;
	line-height: normal;
	padding-top: 8px;
	padding-right: 0px;
	padding-bottom: 0px;
	padding-left: 0px;
}
.center_entrybox {
	padding-top: 10px;
	padding-right: 5px;
	padding-bottom: 10px;
	padding-left: 5px;
}
.preview_body {
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-size: 11px;
	font-weight: normal;
	color: #000000;
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
	clear: both;
	line-height: normal;
}
p {
	margin: 0px;
	padding: 0px;
}
a.button {
display: block;
width: 185px;
height: 30px;
padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
color:#666666;
text-decoration: none;
background:url(product_images/submit_button.jpg) no-repeat 0px 0px;
}
a.button:hover {
color:#333333;
background:url(product_images/submit_button.jpg) no-repeat 0px -30px;
}
-->
</style>
</head>

<body>

  <table width="595" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" onClick="makePreviewBody();makePreview('preview_title','title_field');">
    <tr>
      <td width="307" height="200">
      <div class="center_entrybox">
      <form id="enrAd" name="enrAd" method="post" action="email_sender.asp">
  <div class="title_overlay">
    <div>
      <label>
      <input name="title_field" type="text" class="title_field" id="title_field" onChange="makePreviewBody();makePreview('preview_title','title_field');"/>

      </label>
    </div>
  </div><br>

  <textarea class="ckeditor" cols="30" id="editor1" name="editor1" rows="10" onKeyUp="makePreviewBody();" >Enter the body text of your ad here.</textarea>
    <br>
    <br>
    <input type="image" name="submit" id="submit" src="product_images/submit_button_off.jpg">
    <a href="" class="button" onclick="enrAdSubmit()" ></a>

    <br />
  <br />
</form>      </td>
      <td width="282" valign="top"><div class="center_n_justify">
        <p><img src="product_images/line_break.jpg" width="250" height="3" /><br />
        <div class="preview_title" id="preview_title"></div>
        <div class="preview_body" id="preview_body"></div>
        <br />
          <img src="product_images/line_break.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="3" /></p>
      </div>
    </div>
      </td>
    </tr>
</table>

<script type="text/javascript">
function enrAdSubmit() {
document['enrAd'].submit();
}
</script>

</body>
</html>

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by:mahadazad
ID: 33460920
as you have also specified the name attribute you can do this:
document.enrAd.submit();
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by:leakim971
ID: 33460930
Use :

document.form[0].submit();
or
document.form["enrAd"].submit();
or
document.getElementById("enrAd").submit();
or
$("#enrAd").submit(); //jQuery
or
$("form[name='enrAd']").submit(); //jQuery

<a href="" class="button" onclick="document.form["enrAd"].submit();" ></a>

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by:elliottbenzle
ID: 33460952
It's not working. Try the link below. The page just reloads.

http://www.glowfishtw.com/emailsend/enr_classified_ads.html

(it's the bottom button, not the top one)
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by:leakim971
ID: 33460961
you put a space before enrad and iT Is NOt the rIgHT case : enrAd

< a href="" class="button" onclick="document.form[" enrad"].submit();"="" >< /a >
< a href="" class="button" onclick="document.form["enrAd"].submit();" >< /a >
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mahadazad earned 1000 total points
ID: 33460978
actually this is the problem:   onclick="document.form["enrAd"].submit();" in line:
    <a href="" class="button" onclick="document.form["enrAd"].submit();" ></a>

you have enclosed enrAd in double quotes which is already enclosed in double quotes of onclick attribute change you code to:

    <a href="" class="button" onclick="document.form['enrAd'].submit();" ></a>
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by:leakim971
ID: 33461003
@mahadazad good eye
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by:mahadazad
ID: 33461004
@leakim971: Thanks :D
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by:Michel Plungjan
Michel Plungjan earned 1000 total points
ID: 33461656

    <a href="#" class="button" onclick="document.form['enrAd'].submit(); return false" ></a>

IMPERATIVE!
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by:elliottbenzle
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Thank you. It was both the # and the ' (single quotes) wish I could give two 500pts.
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