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JavaScript React by Example Building the Application Adding Guests to the List

Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith
19,091 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 onSubmit?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,425 Points

Two main differences that come to mind for me:

  1. a click event is generated by the element clicked on, and a submit event is generated by the form
  2. there can be more than one way to generate a submit event on a form
Ryan Oldford
Ryan Oldford
11,992 Points

You can submit the guest by pressing Return on your keyboard without clicking.