reach4thelasers reach4thelasers - 4 years ago 151
HTML Question

Post the checkboxes that are unchecked

I've got a load of checkboxes that are by default checked. My users will probably uncheck a few of the checkboxes (if any) and leave the rest of them checked. Is there any way to get the checkboxes that are NOT checked in a form post, rather than the ones that are checked?

Answer Source

Add a hidden input for the checkbox with a different ID:

<input id='testName' type='checkbox' value='Yes' name='testName'>
<input id='testNameHidden' type='hidden' value='No' name='testName'>

Before submitting the form, disable the hidden input based on the checked condition:

if(document.getElementById("testName").checked) {
    document.getElementById('testNameHidden').disabled = true;
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