Javascript – Submitting a form on ‘Enter’ with jQuery

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I have a bog-standard login form – an email text field, a password field and a submit button on an AIR project that's using HTML/jQuery. When I hit Enter on the form, the entire form's contents vanish, but the form isn't submitted. Does anyone know if this is a Webkit issue (Adobe AIR uses Webkit for HTML), or if I've bunged things up?

I tried:

$('.input').keypress(function (e) {
  if (e.which == 13) {
    $('form#login').submit();
  }
});

But that neither stopped the clearing behavior, or submitted the form. There's no action associated with the form – could that be the issue? Can I put a javascript function in the action?

Best Solution

$('.input').keypress(function (e) {
  if (e.which == 13) {
    $('form#login').submit();
    return false;    //<---- Add this line
  }
});

Check out this stackoverflow answer: event.preventDefault() vs. return false

Essentially, "return false" is the same as calling e.preventDefault and e.stopPropagation().