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Automatically click button after certain number of seconds / pause

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Hi Experts

I have the following HTML button that I would like to be clicked automatically after 5 seconds. How can I do this?

Here is the code for the button:

<input type="submit" name="proceed" value="Click here to continue to Step 3 - Payment Details" />

And here is the code for the <form> tag for the form in which this button is located:

<form enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" name="cartCheckout" method="POST" action="<%=checkOutURL%>" autocomplete="off">



Thanks

Wes


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by:leakim971
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You should be able to directly use :
window.onload = function() { setTimeout('document.forms["cartCheckout"].submit()', 5000); }

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by:wesmanbigmig13
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Thanks - but do I add this into the <head> section, the <body> tag, or in the main code area for the page?

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Test page :


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script language="javascript">
	window.onload = function() {
		setTimeout('document.forms["cartCheckout"].submit()', 5000);
	}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" name="cartCheckout" method="POST" action="http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_26854084.html" autocomplete="off">
	<input type="submit" name="proceed" value="Click here to continue to Step 3 - Payment Details" />
</form>
</body>
</html>

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by:leakim971
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>Thanks - but do I add this into the <head> section, the <body> tag, or in the main code area for the page?


yes, it run at page load, when the page is successfully loaded, the code start counting the five second and submit your form :
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