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Forms and hidden text

Thread began 4/13/2015 11:52 am by russb335115 | Last modified 4/16/2015 3:20 pm by Ray Borduin | 915 views | 6 replies |

russb335115

Forms and hidden text

Is there a way using my Webassist products to have a line of text be invisible until someone submits the form. Ex. "Thank you for your request" I need this hidden until the form is submitted.

Thanks,

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

We don't have anything specifically to do that, but it would be pretty easy to add manually with simple javascript.

Just add the text and make it not displayed on the page:

html:
<div id="afterSubmit" style="display:none;"> Thank you for submitting the form </div>



Then add code to the onsubmit event of the form to display it:

html:
<form onsubmit="document.getElementById('afterSubmit').style.display = 'block';">
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russb335115

Thanks Ray, I set it up but no results. Here's what I did:

<div id="afterSubmit" style="display:none;"> Your request has be submitted successfuly </div>


<form class="Basic580_Default" id="roacontact_Basic580_Default" name="roacontact_Basic580_Default" method="post" action="<?php echo (htmlentities($_SERVER["PHP_SELF"], ENT_QUOTES)); ?>" onsubmit="document.getElementById('afterSubmit').style.display = 'block';">

The rest of the form follows. Can you determine what I did wrong?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Looks right to me... do you have a url where I can view the page?

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russb335115

See PM

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The message does show, but just for a second while the page submits. After submit the page is reloaded.

I think I answered the wrong question to begin with. You don't want to show a message after the page submits, you want to show a message after the page reloads and the submit is processed.

To do that add a url parameter to the form either in the redirect of the email or don't use a redirect and add it to the form action tag itself, so that after the submit the url becomes something like: contact.php?sent=1

Then you can use php code to add a message to the page when that url parameter is present like:

php:
<?php

if (isset($_GET['sent'])) {
?>
show this message when sent.
<?php
}
?>



You can delete the old javascript code onsubmit that I gave you. That would be used if the submit page takes a while to process and you want a message during the submit, or if you were submitting to a hidden iframe.

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russb335115

Thanks Ray

That worked great!

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