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How do I submit a form by clicking on a link with JavaScript?

Wednesday, 16th September 2009
by cgiFX

How to submit a form using only a link rather than a submit button?

Hi cgiFX,
This bit of JavaScript is as simple as it is useful. For any website developer there must have come that point when they wanted to submit a form using a link. Below is the code:

Be sure to name your form for example:

<form name="testForm" ...

Use the below code for your link to submit the form. Notice where the name of the form is used.

<a href="javascript:document.testForm.submit();">Submit Me!</a>

- Magneto.

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