[Seaside] Making anchors to submit

Michael Lucas-Smith mlucas-smith at cincom.com
Tue Dec 11 05:23:06 UTC 2007

Sebastian Sastre wrote:
> Hi there,
> 	the submit buttons look change from system to system but anchors are
> consistent so I'm trying to use anchors to submit forms by using
> 	html anchor
> 		callback:[self someAction];
> 		submitFormNamed: 'someFormId';
> 		yourslef
> 	Is anybody using anchors with #submitFormNamed: succesfully? 
> 	cheers,
> Sebastian 
> PS: amazingly it works as expected with IE but not in FF, nor Opera nor
> Safari for windows
On the other mailing list we came to the conclusion that the method 
should be removed. FF, Opera and Safari all perform the POST 
asynchronously - there's no way to tell it to run synchronously. As 
such, you're better off using the form XmlHttpRequest calls supplied by 
Mootools, Prototype, etc... or simply use a real button and style it to 
look like a link (if that's what you're actually after).

You can do that with styling along the lines of:

button { border: none; text-decoration: underline; background-color: 
none; color: blue }

I didn't doubt check this in a browser, just going off the top of my 
head here... so if it isn't quite right, just fiddle and play until it 
looks the way you want it too.


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