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Q1179 Is it possible to stop Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 submitting a form when enter is pressed?

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<script language="JavaScript"><!--
if (document.layers) document.captureEvents(Event.KEYPRESS);
window.onkeypress = keyhandler;
function keyhandler(e) {
   var event = e ? e : window.event;
   if (event.keyCode == 13) return false;

<form name="myForm" onSubmit="alert('submitted'); return false;">
<input type="text" name="field1" onKeyPress="keyhander(e)">
<input type="text" name="field2" onKeyPress="keyhander(e)">

The following was submitted by Jonno Smith

This is apparently a 'feature' of IE. The simplest workaround I have found is not to use a submit button. Instead, provide an onclick method for a normal button. For all intents and purposes, this looks and works just like an ordinary form, but does not submit when the enter key is pressed.

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript"><!--
function doButtonMethod() {

<INPUT TYPE="button" onclick="doButtonMethod();" value="Submit Form">

The following was submitted by Pawe³ Piejko

Instead of:

<input type="submit" name="Submit">

We can use:

<input type="button" value="Submit" onClick="JavaScript:document.name_form.submit();">

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