Hidden Field not updating in form

I was doing some testing and I can't figure out why my hidden field is not being populated? The value stays blank.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
	<script>
	function populateUser(){
		var currUser = "test@yopmail.com";
	    document.getElementById("txtUserName").value = currUser;
	    return true
	};
	</script>

  </head>
  <body>
  	<form action="www.somedomain.com" name="loginform" method="post" target="bottom">
	  <input type="hidden" id="txtUserName" name="txtUserName" value="" />
	  <input type="submit" name="submit" onsubmit="return populateUser()" value="start logon"/>
	</form>
  </body>
</html>

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Rainer JeschorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,
please move the onsubmit to the form element and not in the submit button:
<form action="www.somedomain.com" onsubmit="return populateUser()" name="loginform" method="post" target="bottom">
	  <input type="hidden" id="txtUserName" name="txtUserName" value="" />
	  <input type="submit" name="submit"  value="start logon"/>
	</form>

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http://jsfiddle.net/EE_RainerJ/6a0pv2gk/

This should do the trick.
HTH
Rainer
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894359Author Commented:
Not good working when you are tired! my bad! :0)
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