MANA624 MANA624 - 3 months ago 7x
Javascript Question

Keep button from submitting form Javascript

I'm learning JavaScript and am unable to make a button inside of a form that doesn't submit the form. There is a similar question here but the most popular answer to specify

doesn't work in my case and other answers involve jQuery, which I would like to leave out for now.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<script type="text/javascript">
function submit(){

<form name="myForm" onsubmit="submit()">
<input type="button" value="Submit!" onClick="submit()" />


Since you're not using a type="submit" the only reason your form would submit anything is because you're literally calling the submit() method when the button is clicked. (well, sort of. It's actually form.submit() - the method you created is window.submit()).

By default, an input of type="button" will not do a form submission unless you literally call form.submit()