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I am using normal form on coldfusion and my javascript code is very simple to ask for confirmation before submitting a form. when i click on submit button it asks me for confirmation, but even if i press cancel, it still submits the form and it should not be. Only on IE it happen (and i m runnign IE 8). it works fine on FF and Chrome.

any help will be greatly appreciated.
here is the javaScript>>

<script>
<script>
    function confirmSubmit(){
         
             var msg = "it's a test";
                if (confirm(msg)) 
                {      
                   return true;    
                }                   	
                else
                {
        	       return false;    
                }
                   
    }
</script>

Here Is my form inside a CFM coldfusion page>>>

<form id="reqform" action="components/actions.cfc?method=insertData&num=#session.sid#" method="post" class="loginForm" onsubmit="return confirmSubmit();">         
   

	  	
		
	  
		<fieldset>  	
            <legend>Enter Dates</legend>	
                <label> Start Date <span>*</span></label> 
	  	 		<input type="text" name="start_date" id="start_date" value="" class="required">
               
                <label>End Date <span>*</span></label>
	  	 		<input type="text" name="end_date" id="end_date" value="" class="required">
               
		
	    </fieldset>
		
    			
	
    		
            <input type="submit" name="insert" value="Save" class="submit">
            <input type="submit" name="apply" value="Submit" class="submit">
        </fieldset>       					
</form>

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here is the javaScript>>

<script>
<script>
    function confirmSubmit(){
         
             var msg = "it's a test";
                if (confirm(msg)) 
                {      
                   return true;    
                }                   	
                else
                {
        	       return false;    
                }
                   
    }
</script>

Here Is my form inside a CFM coldfusion page>>>

<form id="reqform" action="components/actions.cfc?method=insertData&num=#session.sid#" method="post" class="loginForm" onsubmit="return confirmSubmit();">         
   

	  	
		
	  
		<fieldset>  	
            <legend>Enter Dates</legend>	
                <label> Start Date <span>*</span></label> 
	  	 		<input type="text" name="start_date" id="start_date" value="" class="required">
               
                <label>End Date <span>*</span></label>
	  	 		<input type="text" name="end_date" id="end_date" value="" class="required">
               
		
	    </fieldset>
		
    			
	
    		
            <input type="submit" name="insert" value="Save" class="submit">
            <input type="submit" name="apply" value="Submit" class="submit">
        </fieldset>       					
</form>

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Question by:khan02
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by:SidFishes
ID: 35160542
without looking too closely yet i'd say you've got a typo

<script> <<< remove this
<script>
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by:khan02
ID: 35160567
here is the script>>>>

<script language="Javascript">
    function confirmSubmit(){
         
             var msg = "it's a test'.";
                if (confirm(msg))
                {      
                   return true;    
                }                         
                else
                {
                     return false;    
                }
                   
    }
</script>
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Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 35160604
according to your posted example it's actually

<script> <<<< this is unclosed and will cause issues. remove it
<script>
    function confirmSubmit(){
         
             var msg = "it's a test";
                if (confirm(msg))
                {      
                   return true;    
                }                         
                else
                {
                     return false;    
                }
                   
    }
</script>
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Author Comment

by:khan02
ID: 35160674
it was a copy paste error on this forum, but i don't have this duplicate <script> tag on my form.
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Author Comment

by:khan02
ID: 35160737
seems like my script is fine, but some how it's conflicting with jquery validation. I have the following jquery validation before this script (see below). if i comment those validation script, then it works fine else it just doesn't work.


<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
      $("#start_date").datepicker(
          {
              minDate: new Date(),
              beforeShowDay: $.datepicker.noWeekends
          }
      );
      $("#end_date").datepicker(
          {
             minDate: new Date(),
             beforeShowDay: $.datepicker.noWeekends
            }
      
      );

})
</script>


 <script>
$().ready(function() {
      $("#reqform").validate({
            rules: {            
                  
                  start_date: {
                        required: true                        
                  },
                  end_date: {
                        required: true                  
                  }
            },
            messages: {                                                
                  start_date: {required: "Please enter a valid start date"},
                  end_date: {required: "Please enter a valid end date"}
                  
            }
      });
            
});
</script>
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khan02 earned 0 total points
ID: 35160764
Here is a Complete FORM>>>>



<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/form.css" media="screen" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="jquery/css/ui-lightness/jquery-ui-1.8.9.custom.css" media="screen" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/view.css" media="screen" />

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery/js/jquery-1.4.4.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery/js/jquery-ui-1.8.9.custom.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery/js/jquery.validate.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery/js/cmxforms.js"></script>


<script>
$(document).ready(function() {
      $("#start_date").datepicker(
          {
              minDate: new Date(),
              beforeShowDay: $.datepicker.noWeekends
          }
      );
      $("#end_date").datepicker(
          {
             minDate: new Date(),
             beforeShowDay: $.datepicker.noWeekends
            }
      
      );

})
</script>


 <script>
$().ready(function() {
      $("#reqform").validate({
            rules: {            
                  start_date: {
                        required: true                        
                  },
                  end_date: {
                        required: true                  
                  }
            },
            messages: {                  
                  start_date: {required: "Please enter a valid start date"},
                  end_date: {required: "Please enter a valid end date"}
                  
            }
      });
            
});
</script>



<script language="Javascript">
    function formConfirm(){
         
             var msg = "it's a test'.";
                if (confirm(msg))
                {      
                   document.getElementById('reqform').submit();    
                }                         
                else
                {
                     return false;    
                }
                   
    }
</script>

 <cfoutput>  
<!--- components/actions.cfc?method=insertData&num=#session.sid# --->
<form id="reqform" action="components/actions.cfc?method=insertData&num=#session.sid#" method="post" class="loginForm" onSubmit="return formConfirm();">        
               
            <fieldset>        
            <legend>Enter Dates</legend>      
                <label> Start Date <span>*</span></label>
                           <input type="text" name="start_date" id="start_date" value="" class="required">
               
                <label>End Date <span>*</span></label>
                           <input type="text" name="end_date" id="end_date" value="" class="required">
               
                        <input type="hidden" name="type" value="d"><!--- Updated Oct 26, 2009 --->
          </fieldset>
            
                      
            <fieldset>
            <legend>Enter Comments</legend>
            <label>Comments
                    <textarea name="comments" id="comments"></textarea>
                            Comment will be seen by Coordinator and Administrator.
                </label>
                
            <input type="submit" name="insert" value="Save" class="submit">
            <input type="submit" name="apply" value="Submit" class="submit">
        </fieldset>                                     
</form>
</cfoutput>

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by:khan02
ID: 35957317
i giving credit to myself since i had to find an alternate way, and no one else answered anything abt this..
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