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I have a web form. I want the "enter" key disabled from sending the form so users have to SUBMIT in order to send form.
Have the following entered in the head:

function stopRKey(evt) { 
  var evt = (evt) ? evt : ((event) ? event : null); 
  var node = (evt.target) ? evt.target : ((evt.srcElement) ? evt.srcElement : null); 
  if ((evt.keyCode == 13) && (node.type=="text"))  {return false;} 
} 

document.onkeypress = stopRKey;

It works great in the "text" form area which is in a table format. Sample:

<TR>
                  <TD align=right width=40%><FONT 
                  size=2><B>First Name:&nbsp;</b></FONT></TD>
                  <TD ><INPUT name=A-firstname></TD></tr>
<TR>                  <TD align=right width=40%><FONT 
                  size=2><B>Last Name:&nbsp;</b></FONT></TD>
                  <TD><INPUT name=B-lastname></TD></TR>

When I get to the radio button area it doesn't work. It is NOT in a table format. Here's a sample of the radio button area:

<p> 1.  The fundamental  building blocks of matter are atoms and _________.<BR> 
                  <INPUT type=radio value="a" name="1"> a. mass <BR>
                  <INPUT type=radio value="b" name="1"> b. protons <BR>
                  <INPUT type=radio value="c" name="1"> c. molecules <BR>
                  <INPUT type=radio value="d" name="1"> d. neutrons </p>

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Last Post by serendipity
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Perhaps try something like this?:

...
...Header HTML
...
<script type="text/javascript">
function entersubmit(event) { 
if (window.event && window.event.keyCode == 13) { 
return false;
} else { 
if (event && event.which == 13) { 
return false;
} else { 
return false;
} 
}  
} 
</script>
<form>
                  <p> 1.  The fundamental  building blocks of matter are atoms and _________.<BR> 
                  <input type=radio value="a" name="1" onkeypress="entersubmit(event)"> a. mass <BR>
                  <input type=radio value="b" name="1" onkeypress="entersubmit(event)"> b. protons <BR>
                  <input type=radio value="c" name="1" onkeypress="entersubmit(event)"> c. molecules <BR>
                  <input type=radio value="d" name="1" onkeypress="entersubmit(event)"> d. neutrons </p>
</form>
...
...Footer HTML
...

EDIT 1: Also keep in mind that the usage of caps is depercated in XHTML.

EDIT 2: I also don't get the question. Atoms are build out of neutrons, elektrons and protons. Molecules are build out of atoms. And mass is just a wrong answer. Isn't the question wrong?

~G

Edited by Graphix: n/a

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Serendipity,

The easiest way, in my experience, is not to use a submit button.

Instead, use a regular <input type="button" value="Submit" onclick"this.form.submit();"> . The script gives the necessary submit action.

Thus, the only way to submit the form should be for the user to click the "Submit" button (or to hit enter if/when it has focus).

I used to be sure that this technique was universally true, but you should test the latest crop of browsers to make sure. I could be out of date.

The slight downside is that <form ...... onsubmit="....."> (should you need it) will now not intercept the submission, but the workaround is also simple; modify the "Submit" button's onclick"this.form.submit();" to make submission conditional or whatever you would otherwise put in the form's onsubmit . If it gets complex, then write/call a function.

Here is a demo which you can use to do some testing:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Airshow :: Untitled</title>
<style type="text/css">
form { margin-top:20px; padding:12px; width:150px ; border:1px solid #999; }
</style>

<script>
function writeInputText(){
	document.f1.i1.value = 'ABCDEF';
	document.f2.i1.value = 'ABCDEF';
}

onload = function(){
	setTimeout("writeInputText()", 1000);
}
</script>
</head>

<body>

<form name="f1" action="">
<input name="i1" value="------"><br>
<input><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="1"><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="2"><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="3"><br>
<input type="button" value="My Submit" onclick="this.form.submit();"><br>
</form>

<form name="f2" action="">
<input name="i1" value="------"><br>
<input><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="1"><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="2"><br>
<input type="radio" name="x" value="3"><br>
<input type="Submit" value="HTML Submit"><br>
</form>

</body>
</html>

Airshow

Edited by Airshow: n/a

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Thanks Graphix & Airshow!Graphix, the "fundamental building blocks of matter" are atoms and molecules. You are right, atoms are made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and matter has mass, but is not made up of mass. Matter is also not made up of just protons, neutrons, or electrons. It is made up of atoms and molecules, and yes, molecules are made up of atoms! Hey, that's the point of multiple choice questions, isn't it? -- tricky tricky tricky!!!

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