jquery keypress function is also activating form submission

Posted on 2014-03-05
Last Modified: 2014-03-05
I have the following jquery keypress function:
	$("#tocall").keypress(function(e) {  
		if (e.which == 13) {
			params = { "tocall" : $('#tocall').val()};
			connection = Twilio.Device.connect(params);

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This code also activates the following code submission tag:
<INPUT type='submit' value='DELETE'>

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Why is it doing this and how do I stop it?

Attached is the entire php script in case you need to see it.
Question by:thenelson
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I'm running out the door so I don't have time to test, but try adding e.preventDefault(); like so:
	$("#tocall").keypress(function(e) {  
		if (e.which == 13) {
			params = { "tocall" : $('#tocall').val()};
			connection = Twilio.Device.connect(params);

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The jQuery isn't actually triggering the form submission, that's caused by the ENTER key itself.  What the preventDefault() does is tell the browser to ignore the normal action caused by pressing ENTER.

Hope this helps... I'll be back online in the morning.


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That took care of it! And thanks for the explanation.

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