[thelist] JavaScript error? HTML checkbox not rendering checkmark

Jeffrey Barke jeffrey.barke at themechanism.com
Tue Apr 8 17:00:48 CDT 2008

> An onlick event that returns
> false would cause this behavior, but I didn't see one on initial  
> inspection.

Ai-yi-yi. Thanks, Ken--that was it. I was hacking into the pre- 
existing modal window script, which adds a click event to the parent  
<div> that returns false. I didn't realize that the parent <div>s  
click event would override the checkboxes. I also didn't think to  
disable JavaScript after the modal window appeared.

Two things learned today.

Thanks again,

On Apr 8, 2008, at 5:33 PM, Ken Snyder wrote:

> Jeffrey Barke wrote:
>> Has anyone encountered this problem before? Prior to submitting the
>> renewal form on the Defender Pro website, I display the Defender Pro
>> uninstallation instructions in a modal window to customers and  
>> require
>> them to click a checkbox that states they have read and understand  
>> the
>> instructions. However, when one clicks on the checkbox, no check
>> appears! This occurs in IE, Firefox, and Safari, so I'm certain I'm
>> doing something wrong, but I have no idea what. To further complicate
>> things, the click event is fired, so I don't think this is a z-index
>> issue.
>> <http://defender-pro.com/support-1/subscription-renewal-new/>
>> Thanks,
>> Jeffrey
> I don't explicitly see the javascript problem, but if I turn off
> javascript after the modal pops up (using FF developer toolbar) the
> checkboxes show checkmarks when I click.  An onlick event that returns
> false would cause this behavior, but I didn't see one on initial  
> inspection.
> - Ken Snyder
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