kmb64 kmb64 - 1 year ago 59
jQuery Question

Why can't I change the type of an input element to submit?

I'm calling this function:

function submit_button(button_id){
$('#' + button_id).attr('type', 'submit');

to make this button type = submit instead of button.:

<input name="confirm_button" id="confirm_button" type="button" value="Confirm" class="login_btn" />

and I get this error (in firefox):

uncaught exception: type property can't be changed

Are there any work arounds?

Answer Source
function submit_button(button_id){
    $('#' + button_id).prop('type', 'submit');

Be aware that this changes the type but not the value, so the button will still read "confirm".

A fiddle to prove it :

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