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Submit Object

Last updated: June 20th, 2004

The submit button (<input type="submit">) within your form can be accessed and manipulated using JavaScript, via the corresponding Submit object. To access the button in JavaScript, use the syntax:

document.myform.elements[i] //where i is the position of the submit button within form

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Events Description
onClick Code is executed when the user clicks on the submit button. By returning false in this event, you may cancel the form submission. eg: <input type="submit" onClick="return false">


Properties Description
disabled Boolean value that sets/ returns whether the submit button is disabled.
form References the form that contains the submit button.
name Reflects the name of the submit button (the name attribute).
type A property available on all form elements, "type" returns the type of the calling form element, in this case, "submit".
value A read only string that specifies the value of the submit button.

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