Hello, on 10/05/2009 03:02 PM Philip Thompson said the following: >>> I try to avoid the use of hidden form elements as much as possible, >>> especially for tracking whether a user has submitted a form or not... >>> >>> I use name="submit" for the submit button instead, that will pass the >>> value of the submit button to the action script. >>> >>> above all i use a template engine, smarty to take care of the >>> presentation for me(like deciding whether to show the form and/or a >>> success/failure message) >> >> That only works if the user clicks on that submit button. If the user >> hits the enter key in a text input, the form is submitted but the submit >> input variable is not set. That is why an hidden input is a safer >> solution. > > If you need the button to be *clicked*... > > <form onsubmit="$('submitButton').fireEvent('click');" ...> > > Or something along those lines.