mrpatg mrpatg - 1 year ago 298
Ajax Question

jquery submit form and then show results in an existing div

I have a simple one text input form that when submitted, needs to fetch a php file (passing the inputs to the file) and then take the result (just a line of text) and place it in a div and fade that div into view.

here is what i have now

<form id=create method=POST action=create.php>
<input type=text name=url>
<input type="submit" value="Create" />

<div id=created></div>

What I need is the results of create.php?url=INPUT, to be dynamically loaded into the div called created.

I have the jquery form script, but i haven't been able to get it to work right. But I do have the library loaded (the file).

Answer Source

This code should do it. You don't need the Form plugin for something as simple as this:

$('#create').submit(function() { // catch the form's submit event
    $.ajax({ // create an AJAX call...
        data: $(this).serialize(), // get the form data
        type: $(this).attr('method'), // GET or POST
        url: $(this).attr('action'), // the file to call
        success: function(response) { // on success..
            $('#created').html(response); // update the DIV
    return false; // cancel original event to prevent form submitting
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