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Aaron Smith19,091 Points
Is there a difference between binding to submit button's onClick event vs. form element's onSubmit event?
My instinct was to bind the new guest handler to the submit button's
onClick. It seemed to function just fine. Is there a reason why it's better to bind to the form element's
Steven Parker210,425 Points
Two main differences that come to mind for me:
- a click event is generated by the element clicked on, and a submit event is generated by the form
- there can be more than one way to generate a submit event on a form