JS "onclick" stops the given button from being passed to CGI

Madison Kelly linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 1 21:45:33 UTC 2009

Matthew Godycki wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  I've added an 'onclick' event to an HTML form button, and now the value set in the 
>> button is not being passed to/picked up by my script. This is a problem because 
>> how I process the script depends on what button the user pressed.
>> Anyone run into this before? Any idea how to get around it? Removing the
>> 'onclick' function solves the problem, but I need the function, so... :)
> Don't forget to make sure the script for the onclick event has a return value.  Ie,
> 'return true', etc.
> Cheers,
> -M

In case it makes a difference, the button is an '<input type="image" ...>".

<input type="image" name="rescan" id="rescan" value="true" alt="Rescan" 
onclick="lockOnSubmit('line_info', 'rescan');" onMouseOver="stm(...)" 

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