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From: Ray Mullan <ray@mullan.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:25:42 +0300
Message-ID: <417F93C6.9030302@mullan.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

I need to use the onsubmit attribute in the submit button for a form 
becauseOpera will overide the validation script  when either the return 
or enter button is pressed and proceeds to submit the form -- regardless 
of where the user's focus might be. If I use a redundant event such as 
onkeypress instead, Opera won't try to submit the form but the user is 
very annoyingly alerted  twice (once for onclick and once for onkeypress).

<input type="button" id="SendDonation" value="&#x00A0;Send&#x00A0;" 
onclick="errorCheckDonation()" onsubmit="errorCheckDonation()" />

However, the website is written in XHTML 1.1 and the validator won't 
accept onsubmit as an attribute. Is there an alternative to onsubmit 
which is acceptable in XHTML?


Ray Mullan
Received on Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:26:51 UTC

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