jQuery to Submit a form

Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to make a form that is within a modal (dialog) box, submit using the ajax function.

I can't get it to initiate the function when the submit button was submitted.

I'm not sure what I'm missing.

http://www.makeaquiz.net/problem/trunk/

If you click on Add Nit from the menu, the modal box comes up fine.  But when I click submit it just reloads the page.

Thanks for any assistance,

Luke
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stellaartoisAsked:
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stellaartoisAuthor Commented:
Just a quick note:  Even though dataString is not set, if I strip away all of the ajax code and leave the below, it doesn't show the Alert box.

Cheers again,

Luke

$('#submit_nit').click(function() {

	      Alert("not successful");
	});

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DesignbyonyxCommented:
it's alert();  with a lowercase 'a'
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Use : http://api.jquery.com/event.preventDefault/

$('#submit_nit').click(function(e) {
   e.preventDefault();
	      Alert("not successful");
	});

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
correction line 3 :


alert("not successful");

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DesignbyonyxCommented:
Also, by default, a submit button causes a page to refresh unless you do the following:

$('#submit_nit').click(function(e) {
    .... Do stuff here
    e.preventDefault(); // Prevent page from reloading
});

// OR this

$('#submit_nit').click(function(e) {
    .... Do stuff here
    return false; // Prevent page from reloading
});
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stellaartoisAuthor Commented:
Perfect, thank you!  I woul dhave never got that without you.
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