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I'm trying to avoid ViewState Mac errors and one of the solutions is to disable the form and re-enable it when the page loads to prevent premature submissions of the form before it has finished loading (see here for a good discussion of the options - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tom/archive/2008/03/14/validation-of-viewstate-mac-failed-error.aspx)

To enable the form again the above page has this:

  function enableForm() { 
      document.getElementById("form").disabled = false; 
  } 

  window.onLoad = enableForm();

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I wasn't sure if this would replace any existing window.onLoad event handlers, and if you are supposed to enter

  window.onLoad += enableForm();

and if you are supposed to do this whether it would put "enableForm()" as the first function called after onLoad?
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See by yourself :

http://jsfiddle.net/yuDbL/
http://jsfiddle.net/yuDbL/1/

Your should have IE9+ to see the alerts on the second one else you need to use attachEvent instead addEventListener : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/ms536343(v=vs.85).aspx

So as you can see he order is very important. If you want your code run first, you must put it in the first place but if you use window.onload it MAY BE overwritten by the others scripts that come after your script

I would suggest you to use addEventListener and put your script in the first position in the HEAD section
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Excellent - thanks!
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