wood burning stoves
The moose likes HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the fly likes Setting Focus after the form is Submitted Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Bookmark "Setting Focus after the form is Submitted" Watch "Setting Focus after the form is Submitted" New topic

Setting Focus after the form is Submitted

m yasmin

Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 9
Hello All,
I am trying to set the focus on an element after a form is submitted by doing the following:

I cant figure out why the focus is not getting set. However, it works if I remove the submit().

Thanks in advance.
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63343

The page goes away when the form is submitted, so there's nothing to set focus to!

[Asking smart questions] [Bear's FrontMan] [About Bear] [Books by Bear]
stef li

Joined: Jan 16, 2006
Posts: 27
you can do nothing any more after you submit the form.

if the system returns the same page after you submit the form, you can set a variable in your request scope.
and check the variable, if it exists then set the focus in the onload method. or do nothing.

This guy is so lazy!!!<br />There is nothing left!
Bauke Scholtz
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 08, 2006
Posts: 2458
Do it during the onload or as an inline script of the result.
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
subject: Setting Focus after the form is Submitted
It's not a secret anymore!