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HTML Submit using Enter Key Default to Submit Button

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I have a very simple form that has both a "Submit" and "Cancel" button. (See below)..

It includes some javascript that runs when a person hits the "Submit" button.

But if a person enters the email and then hits the "Enter" key instead, the POST treats it as if the "Cancel" button was hit instead of the "Submit"

What do I need to do so that the default action for hitting the "enter" key is the "Submit" button and not the "Cancel" button.

<form class="smallbox" id="reg" method="post" action="myfile.php">
	<p><label for="email">Email Address</label><input type="text" id="a_email" name="a_email" size="75" maxlength="75"></p>
	<p><label for="memb">Member ID</label><input type="text" id="memb" name="memb" size="25" maxlength="25"></p>
	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="looker">
  	<p align="center">
		<input type="button" name="subButton" value="Submit" class="bt_blue" onclick="doAct('reg', 'new')">&nbsp;&nbsp;
    	<input type="submit" id="cancel" name="canButton" value="Cancel" class="cancel">
  	</p>
</form>

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Is it type of  submit button that should be submit intead of button or your typing mistake ?

Duncan

<form class="smallbox" id="reg" method="post" action="myfile.php">
	<p><label for="email">Email Address</label><input type="text" id="a_email" name="a_email" size="75" maxlength="75"></p>
	<p><label for="memb">Member ID</label><input type="text" id="memb" name="memb" size="25" maxlength="25"></p>
	<input type="hidden" name="action" value="looker">
  	<p align="center">
		<input type="submit" name="subButton" value="Submit" class="bt_blue" onclick="doAct('reg', 'new')">&nbsp;&nbsp;
    	<input type="button" id="cancel" name="canButton" value="Cancel" class="cancel">
  	</p>
</form>

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Chris Harte earned 100 total points
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The input type for cancel is submit and the input type for submit is button. This should be the other way round

        <input type="submit" name="subButton" value="Submit" class="bt_blue" onclick="doAct('reg', 'new')">&nbsp;&nbsp;
        <input type="button" id="cancel" name="canButton" value="Cancel" class="cancel">

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by:pkonstan1
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Nice straight forward solution. Thanks a heap.
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