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Difference in behaviour between javascript click() and user click on a button using JSF

 
Matthew Farwell
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I have a form which, when the button gets clicked by a user, redirects to another page, but when I simulate the click with javascript, the redirect fails. Tha ajax calls are exactly the same (except for the javax.faces.ViewState, but have different results.

The form looks something like:


The javascript function:

When I enter 3 into the text input box and click Go, the page is redirected as expected to the target returned by #{form.go}.

When I enter 3 into the text input box and press enter, #{form.go} is called correctly but the page is NOT redirected.

In both cases form.go is called correctly and returns the correct value for the redirection. Could anyone tell me why the javascript click() does not work, and if I'm doing something completely wrong, please tell me how to do it right.

I can't use submit() because that doesn't work in JSF, and I can't use h:commandButton because I do other stuff before and after the submit: display a 'please be patient' indicator, using



I'm using Firefox 3.5 if that makes a difference.

Thanks.
 
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