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JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition by David Flanagan

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Name

Form

Synopsis

document.forms[form_number]
document.forms[form_name]
document.form_name

Properties

The Form object defines properties for each of the attributes of the HTML <form> element, such as action, encoding, method, name, and target. In addition, it defines the following properties:

elements[ ]

A read-only array of Input objects representing the elements that appear in the form. The array can be indexed numerically, or by element name for elements that have HTML name attributes defined.

length

The number of elements in the form. Equivalent to elements.length.

Methods

reset( )

Resets each of the input elements of the form to their default values. Returns nothing. JS 1.1.

submit( )

Submits the form, but does not trigger the onsubmit event handler. Returns nothing.

Event Handlers

onreset

Invoked just before the elements of the form are reset. Return false to prevent reset.

onsubmit

Invoked just before the form is submitted. This event handler allows form entries to be validated before being submitted. Return false to prevent submission.

See Also

Element, Input, Select, Textarea

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