[thelist] hack to use Enter instead of Tab on forms

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 21:46:20 CST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 22:27:10 -0500, sbeam <sbeam at onsetcorps.net> wrote:
> should _theoretically_ work... but as we all know Enter is used to
> submit the form by default, and I have a hunch that some IE5/Mac bug is
> going to ruin my day.

Just a thought: you might be able to get around some of these 'bugs'
by adding an onsubmit to the form. Basically, you might only allow
submission if it's by a click of the submit button.

Your JS skills are greater than mine, so this is only for demonstration:

var isSubmitAllowed = false;

document.forms[0].onsubmit = function() { return isSubmitAllowed; }

document.getElementById('submitBtn').onclick = function() { 
                      } // end function

That is, if you run into this problem. Hackish, probably, but I don't
think that really matters since you have a limited audience that
doesn't like the way it's "supposed to be".

I don't think it's the best idea, because she might get used to
hitting submit to change fields. But, she who pays the bills specs the

Does this help?

Matt Warden
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA

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