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gav (2710)

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Tuesday December 21, 2004
04:43 PM

Javascript woes

[ #22404 ]

Given the following form:

<form id="test" action="http://www.example.com/" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="example">
</form>

What will document.forms.test.action and document.forms.test.getAttribute('action') be?

The former is the hidden field, the latter is the form's action.

The problem was that I couldn't change the HTML and had to pass the form to somebody else's javascript which assumed that form.action would work. After a bit of head scratching, I found the workaround isn't too painful:

var form = new Object();
form.action = test.getAttribute('action');
some_function(form);
test.setAttribute('action', form.action);

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