10-27-2004, 08:20 PM
10-27-2004, 08:36 PM
Heh, hey. welcome to the forum.
you might need to be a little more specific... can you give an example of what you mean, a url to an example, or a more descriptive elaboration?
10-27-2004, 08:40 PM
there is a button in the page
<p><input type="submit" name="button" value="button"></p>
how do i click the button using JAVESCRIPT and not by the mouse when the page is loaded?
10-27-2004, 10:09 PM
so you want this button to be activated when the page is loaded?
i know its possible... i dont offhand know how. it would use either
maybe something like
document.formname.button_name.value = "true";
formname is the name of your form
button_name is the name of the button
I dont know about the .value = true; part... someone will have to check that for me
10-27-2004, 10:11 PM
You want a form to submit all by itself when the page containing the form is loaded? The following should work as long as you've only got one form on the page.
10-27-2004, 11:38 PM
and if not would you just add the formname in instead of the 0?
10-27-2004, 11:39 PM
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<input id="btn" type="button" value="press me">
document.getElementById("btn").onclick = document.getElementById("btn").disabled = true;
10-28-2004, 05:22 AM
errmm... Hemebond, what exactly does that do to help this issue at hand...? from what i get that disables the button once its clicked...
10-28-2004, 06:08 AM
isn't there an obj.click() ? which simulates clicking a button? although it's not speficied in any standard, I am pretty I've seen it in the JS reference for IE and Mozilla/Firefox.
edit: link, http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/dom_el_ref34.html#1028373
10-28-2004, 07:32 AM
Button.click() is not only not a part of any standard (as msdn would say), it's poorly supported.
Roy S. answered this properly. A button is a UI widget - it allows a user to launch script, or whatever. You're not a user (well, not in this case, anyway). Program it! :thumbsup:
10-28-2004, 02:09 PM
good point Heme, i hadnt seen it that way. :p
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