SubmitEvent

The SubmitEvent interface defines the object used to represent an HTML form's submit event. This event is fired at the <form> when the form's submit action is invoked.

Constructor

SubmitEvent()
Creates and returns a new SubmitEvent object whose type and other options are configured as specified. Note that currently the only valid type for a SubmitEvent is submit.

Properties

In addition to the properties listed below, this interface inherits the properties of its parent interface, Event.

submitter Read only
An HTMLElement object which identifies the button or other element which was invoked to trigger the form being submitted.

Methods

While SubmitEvent offers no methods of its own, it inherits any specified by its parent interface, Event.

Examples

In this example, a shopping cart may have an assortment of different submit buttons depending on factors such as the user's settings, the shop's settings, and any minimum or maximum shopping card totals established by the payment processors. Each of the submit elements' id is used to identify which payment processor the button corresponds to.

let form = document.querySelector("form");
form.addEventListener("submit", (event) => {
  let submitter = event.submitter;
  let handler = submitter.id;

  if (handler) {
    processOrder(form, handler);
  } else {
    showAlertMessage("An unknown or unaccepted payment type was selected. Please try again.", "OK");
  }
});

The handler ID is obtained by using the submit event's submitter property to get the submit button, from which we then get the ID. With that in hand, we can call a processOrder() function to handle the order, passing along the form and the handler ID.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'SubmitEvent' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
SubmitEventChrome Full support 81Edge ? Firefox Full support 75IE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 81Chrome Android Full support 81Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 13.0
SubmitEvent() constructorChrome Full support 81Edge ? Firefox Full support 75IE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 81Chrome Android Full support 81Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 13.0
submitterChrome Full support 81Edge ? Firefox Full support 75IE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support 81Chrome Android Full support 81Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 13.0

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