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simulate form submit (why does it reload the page?)

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Execute this js script on (via your browser console)

Problem: it "switches"/reloads the page after successfully joining

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  1. this.Enterrr = document.getElementById('formLogin');
  3. let ev = document.createEvent('Event');
  5. ev.initEvent('submit');
  7. this.Enterrr.dispatchEvent(ev);
Who can change the code so the switching/reloading does not appear?

Even easier code:
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  1. var foo = document.getElementById('formLogin');
  2. foo.dispatchEvent(new Event('submit'));
Also reloads the page... And simply clicking manually or pressing enter does not lead to a page reload. Weird...
Jul 3 '18 #1
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well - the question is more - what are you trying to achieve. to prevent the default submit behaviour you can use:


but in this case the form wont be submitted - thus making it obsolet to even fire a submit-event. so as i said - some more information and may be posting the html-form would be helpful for a useful answer. if the form has a real submit button it will reload - its easy to see in chrome's dev-tools - so i doubt that the submit from the submit button behaves different from the programmatic submit. this can only happen if there is other code that might cause this or its not a real submit button.
Jul 6 '18 #2

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