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From Paul McCulloch <>
Subject RE: Re: Why does <html:submit> work differently than <html:link a ction="">?
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 17:26:49 GMT
> document.form[0].myHiddenField.value = "myValue";
> document.form[0}.submit;

There are two or three typos there. I'd write this as:

document.forms[0].myHiddenField.value = "myValue";


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Close []
> Sent: 28 July 2004 17:52
> To: Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Re: Why does <html:submit> work differently than 
> <html:link
> action="">?
> Jim,
> heh, i would prefer not to use javascript, but i couldn't think of
> another way to submit the form with links.  the form is a <html:form>
> and all of the html components inside the form are Struts html
> components.  the link just has an onclick parameter in it that calls
> the javascript.  the javascript is simply:
> document.form[0].myHiddenField.value = "myValue";
> document.form[0}.submit;
> if found that just using the <html:link forward= /> non of the form
> values were being submitted.  i also tried the <html:link action= />
> and the same occurred.  so i 'assumed' that <html:link> didn't
> actually submit the form but just forwarded to another page or called
> an action.  that's why i deviated to the dark side. :)
> andy
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:16:13 -0700, Jim Barrows 
> <> wrote:
> > That's not surprising, since that's what the submit button 
> is supposed to do.  You are trying to thing the non-standard 
> and completely screwy way (which imntbho in general of doing 
> ANYTHING in javascript).  I would suggest that you are not 
> calling, or setting up the form correctly in your javascript. 
>  Works with submit, doesn't work with javascript... it's a 
> javascript issue, not a struts issue.
> > I would suggest a javascript form might have more expertise 
> then you might find here, but posting the javascript would be 
> of help for those who do know something about javascript.
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