2009/10/29 Richard Quadling <rquadl...@googlemail.com>:
> 2009/10/29 Russell Keith <russell.ke...@aacreditunion.org>:
>> Ok, maybe I’m just being dense, but I am reading the API for forms and I am
>> getting nothing from it.
>>
>>
>>
>> What is proper use of the $F utility and what can it do for me?  I have read
>> the Form.Element.getValue and it means nothing to me.
>>
>>
>>
>> I have this form:
>>
>>
>>
>>     <form name="createPDF" action="/pdf/pdf_process.php" method="POST">
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="A_NAME" value="John" />
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="APPLY_DATE" value="<?=date("m/d/Y")?>" />
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="A_BIRTH_DATE" value="01/01/01" />
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="L_NAME" value="Jane" />
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="L_BIRTH_DATE" value="01/01/01" />
>>
>>     <input type="hidden" name="A_ACCOUNT" value="111111111" />
>>
>>     </form>
>>
>>
>>
>> When I try to do alert($F(‘A_NAME’)); I get an ‘Object does not support this
>> property or method’ error.  I get the same error when I try to submit the
>> form with ‘document.createPDF.submit();’ is there something wrong with my
>> form?
>>
>> >>
>>
>
> $F() returns the element. So,
>
> alert($F('A_ACCOIUNT').value);
>
> should be what you are looking for,
>
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>


OOps.

Completely wrong.

The form elements do not have IDs, so you need to add them for $F() to work.

http://api.prototypejs.org/dom/form/element.html#getvalue-class_method

See that the parameter is an element.
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