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Firefox doPostBack (LinkButton) not working

The doPostBack javascript functioning is not submitting the page when called by linkbuttons (or an
autopostback checkbox, for that matter).

I'm aware of a problem with Netscape browsers and the postback code, but I have a workaround for
that installed (and it looks like the code generated by ASP.NET when it renders the page does the
same thing, namely, setting document<[formname> = document.forms["<formname>"]). However, the
problem still exists under firefox.

Has anyone come up with a workaround for this incompatibility?

- Mark
Nov 19 '05 #1
6 14131
Hi Mark,

Welcome to ASPNET newsgroup.
As for the ASP.NET generated autopostback scripting problem on firefox,
based on my research, for the __doPostBack script, it should works on both
IE and other popular browser in clude Mozilla or the new firefox. And I've
tested on my local environment through the latest firefox 1.7, here is the
ASP.NET page generated script for __doPostBack function:

=================
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
var theform;
if (window.navigator.appName.toLowerCase().indexOf("m icrosoft") > -1) {
theform = document.Form1;
}
else {
theform = document.forms["Form1"];
}
theform.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget.split("$").join(":");
theform.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;
theform.submit();
}
// -->
</script>
==================

And the script can correctly postback (submit the form) from my local test
environment(also tested through a Mozilla 1.6 client). Is it identical to
the ones on your side? Have you also tested on some other machine or client
to see whether you also encounter the same problem?

Thanks,

Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
rights.)

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| From: Mark Olbert <ma**@arcabama.com>
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
| Subject: Firefox doPostBack (LinkButton) not working
| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:11:32 -0700
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|
| The doPostBack javascript functioning is not submitting the page when
called by linkbuttons (or an
| autopostback checkbox, for that matter).
|
| I'm aware of a problem with Netscape browsers and the postback code, but
I have a workaround for
| that installed (and it looks like the code generated by ASP.NET when it
renders the page does the
| same thing, namely, setting document<[formname> =
document.forms["<formname>"]). However, the
| problem still exists under firefox.
|
| Has anyone come up with a workaround for this incompatibility?
|
| - Mark
|

Nov 19 '05 #2
KMA
Mark,

I presume that you haven't got scripting turned off in Firefox security tab?

"Mark Olbert" <ma**@arcabama.com> wrote in message
news:6v********************************@4ax.com...
The doPostBack javascript functioning is not submitting the page when called by linkbuttons (or an autopostback checkbox, for that matter).

I'm aware of a problem with Netscape browsers and the postback code, but I have a workaround for that installed (and it looks like the code generated by ASP.NET when it renders the page does the same thing, namely, setting document<[formname> = document.forms["<formname>"]). However, the problem still exists under firefox.

Has anyone come up with a workaround for this incompatibility?

- Mark

Nov 19 '05 #3
Nope, it's running.

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:56:46 +0200, "KMA" <km*@chum.com> wrote:
Mark,

I presume that you haven't got scripting turned off in Firefox security tab?

Nov 19 '05 #4
The only difference between the javascript functions is that the one on my page uses 'private'
instead of 'Form1'.

I checked the javascript console under Firefox when I'm on te problem page, and it turns out Firefox
does >>not<< like having properties named 'private'. Changing the name of the form element solved
the problem.

I'm not sure how the form element got named private. I can't recall ever naming a form element; I
just accept whatever default gets used when I create a page, or add one to a project.

- Mark

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 03:10:32 GMT, st*****@online.microsoft.com (Steven Cheng[MSFT]) wrote:
Hi Mark,

Welcome to ASPNET newsgroup.
As for the ASP.NET generated autopostback scripting problem on firefox,
based on my research, for the __doPostBack script, it should works on both
IE and other popular browser in clude Mozilla or the new firefox. And I've
tested on my local environment through the latest firefox 1.7, here is the
ASP.NET page generated script for __doPostBack function:

=================
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
var theform;
if (window.navigator.appName.toLowerCase().indexOf("m icrosoft") > -1) {
theform = document.Form1;
}
else {
theform = document.forms["Form1"];
}
theform.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget.split("$").join(":");
theform.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;
theform.submit();
}
// -->
</script>
==================

And the script can correctly postback (submit the form) from my local test
environment(also tested through a Mozilla 1.6 client). Is it identical to
the ones on your side? Have you also tested on some other machine or client
to see whether you also encounter the same problem?

Thanks,

Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
rights.)

--------------------
| NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:11:34 -0500
| From: Mark Olbert <ma**@arcabama.com>
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
| Subject: Firefox doPostBack (LinkButton) not working
| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:11:32 -0700
| Organization: Olbert & McHugh, LLC
| Reply-To: ma**@arcabama.com
| Message-ID: <6v********************************@4ax.com>
| X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 3.0/32.763
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| Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet:127427
| X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
|
| The doPostBack javascript functioning is not submitting the page when
called by linkbuttons (or an
| autopostback checkbox, for that matter).
|
| I'm aware of a problem with Netscape browsers and the postback code, but
I have a workaround for
| that installed (and it looks like the code generated by ASP.NET when it
renders the page does the
| same thing, namely, setting document<[formname> =
document.forms["<formname>"]). However, the
| problem still exists under firefox.
|
| Has anyone come up with a workaround for this incompatibility?
|
| - Mark
|

Nov 19 '05 #5
So it's just a naming issue due to browser specific rules. Anyway, glad
that you've figured it out.
If there're any further issues we can help, please feel free to post here.

Thanks & Regards,

Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
rights.)

--------------------
| NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:04:02 -0500
| From: Mark Olbert <ma**@arcabama.com>
| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
| Subject: Re: Firefox doPostBack (LinkButton) not working
| Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 08:04:03 -0700
| Organization: Olbert & McHugh, LLC
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| X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
|
| The only difference between the javascript functions is that the one on
my page uses 'private'
| instead of 'Form1'.
|
| I checked the javascript console under Firefox when I'm on te problem
page, and it turns out Firefox
| does >>not<< like having properties named 'private'. Changing the name of
the form element solved
| the problem.
|
| I'm not sure how the form element got named private. I can't recall ever
naming a form element; I
| just accept whatever default gets used when I create a page, or add one
to a project.
|
| - Mark
|
| On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 03:10:32 GMT, st*****@online.microsoft.com (Steven
Cheng[MSFT]) wrote:
|
| >Hi Mark,
| >
| >Welcome to ASPNET newsgroup.
| >As for the ASP.NET generated autopostback scripting problem on firefox,
| >based on my research, for the __doPostBack script, it should works on
both
| >IE and other popular browser in clude Mozilla or the new firefox. And
I've
| >tested on my local environment through the latest firefox 1.7, here is
the
| >ASP.NET page generated script for __doPostBack function:
| >
| >=================
| ><script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
| ><!--
| > function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
| > var theform;
| > if (window.navigator.appName.toLowerCase().indexOf("m icrosoft") > -1) {
| > theform = document.Form1;
| > }
| > else {
| > theform = document.forms["Form1"];
| > }
| > theform.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget.split("$").join(":");
| > theform.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;
| > theform.submit();
| > }
| >// -->
| ></script>
| >==================
| >
| >And the script can correctly postback (submit the form) from my local
test
| >environment(also tested through a Mozilla 1.6 client). Is it identical
to
| >the ones on your side? Have you also tested on some other machine or
client
| >to see whether you also encounter the same problem?
| >
| >Thanks,
| >
| >Steven Cheng
| >Microsoft Online Support
| >
| >Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
| >(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
| >rights.)
| >
| >--------------------
| >| NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:11:34 -0500
| >| From: Mark Olbert <ma**@arcabama.com>
| >| Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
| >| Subject: Firefox doPostBack (LinkButton) not working
| >| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:11:32 -0700
| >| Organization: Olbert & McHugh, LLC
| >| Reply-To: ma**@arcabama.com
| >| Message-ID: <6v********************************@4ax.com>
| >| X-Newsreader: Forte Agent 3.0/32.763
| >| MIME-Version: 1.0
| >| Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
| >| Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
| >| Lines: 11
| >| X-Trace:
|
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| >kA==
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| >| X-Abuse-and-DMCA-Info: Please be sure to forward a copy of ALL headers
| >| X-Abuse-and-DMCA-Info: Otherwise we will be unable to process your
| >complaint properly
| >| X-Postfilter: 1.3.32
| >| Path:
|TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP08.phx.gbl!newsfe ed00.sul.t-online.de!t-onl i
|ne.de!border2.nntp.dca.giganews.com!border1.nntp. dca.giganews.com!nntp.giga n
|ews.com!local01.nntp.dca.giganews.com!news.gigane ws.com.POSTED!not-for-mail

| >| Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
| >microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet:127427
| >| X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
| >|
| >| The doPostBack javascript functioning is not submitting the page when
| >called by linkbuttons (or an
| >| autopostback checkbox, for that matter).
| >|
| >| I'm aware of a problem with Netscape browsers and the postback code,
but
| >I have a workaround for
| >| that installed (and it looks like the code generated by ASP.NET when
it
| >renders the page does the
| >| same thing, namely, setting document<[formname> =
| >document.forms["<formname>"]). However, the
| >| problem still exists under firefox.
| >|
| >| Has anyone come up with a workaround for this incompatibility?
| >|
| >| - Mark
| >|
|

Nov 19 '05 #6

I had Firefox 1.0.x working fine with my ASP.NET 1.1 app, but then I
upgraded to 2.0, changed all of my pages to Master Pages that are XHTML
1.1 transitional compliant, and upgraded Firefox to 1.5.x all at the
same time. And now, although Opera and Netscape (using IE rendering as
default instead of Firefox) work fine, I'm running into a problem with
any link buttons that do a postback on Firefox where nothing happens
when I click

I don't have an private variables variables, so I can't fix it that
easily. And the javascript I'm seeing generated to handle the postback
is a little different than the example you gave, e.g. mine is (see
below). So I was wondering if you had any suggestions.

theForm = document.forms['aspnetForm'];
if (!theForm) {
theForm = document.aspnetForm;
}
function __doPostBack(eventTarget, eventArgument) {
if (!theForm.onsubmit || (theForm.onsubmit() != false)) {
theForm.__EVENTTARGET.value = eventTarget;
theForm.__EVENTARGUMENT.value = eventArgument;
theForm.submit();
}
}
// -->

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