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Ticket #9762 (closed bug: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

.serialize() not serializing checkboxes within a form formatted with a table

Reported by: michael.bondi329@… Owned by: michael.bondi329@…
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: ajax Version: 1.4.4
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This concerns .serialize() method used on a form that is formatted with a table.

When it serializes the checkbox, the name shows with a null value, no matter if it is checked or not. All other inputs (text) serialize fine.

I can get around the problem, but I see nothing discussing this issue, so I thought I'd let you guys know.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by timmywil

  • Owner set to michael.bondi329@…
  • Priority changed from undecided to low
  • Status changed from new to pending
  • Component changed from unfiled to ajax

Thanks for taking the time to contribute to the jQuery project! Please provide a reduced test case on  http://jsfiddle.net that reproduces the issue experienced to help us assess your ticket.

Additionally, test against the jQuery (edge) version to ensure the issue still exists.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by rwaldron

Please be sure that your checkbox markup includes the name attribute (matching the ID) name="something" is required for use with serialize()

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by michael.bondi329@…

  • Status changed from pending to new

The name tag is in there. If I remove the table markup, the checkboxes serialize fine. I also wanted to add that this form is within a JQuery UI tab, with a "$('body').delegate('form','submit', function() { " event attached to the form.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by rwaldron

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

No matter what, the table, jQuery UI and delegate have nothing to do with anything, ever, at all. Proof:  http://jsfiddle.net/rwaldron/YZxYA/

Checkboxes won't appear in your serialization unless they have something to offer.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Hello, I am not able to get serialize() to give the values for checkboxes period. They either show checkboxName="" or nothing at all. My checkboxes have their names and ids the same and have an associated value. The value is not being output in serialize. Please help, thanks.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Ok, so I found what causes the issue. If I have a dash (-) in my name or id, it doesn't work. However, if there dash is removed everything works fine.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Ok, so apparently if I use the name "hide-fullname-input" everything works. I have pasted my code below. If I use "hide-full-full-input" it doesn't work. I am suspecting some sort of a name clash with hide-full-name-item. Check out the code:

?><div id='hide-full-name-item' class='profile-item'>

<div class='profile-input'>

<input id='hide-full-name-input' name='hide-full-name-input' type="checkbox" value="hide" > <span id='checkbox-text'>Hide Full Name</span> <p>Hide your first and last name on your bio.</p>


</div> <div class="clear"></div><?php

Interestingly, I just changed the name from hide-full-name-input to hide-full-name-checkbox, and it worked. Hell if I know what the bug is, but I am going to use the new names.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by rwaldron

For a checked item to be serialized, it actually has to be checked....


comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

It was checked, it was just outputting a NULL value. There is some sort of name clash bug going on.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Do you have 'value="x"' where x could be true, on, etc in the input tag?

comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Dashes in field name and ID do not make a difference for me. Checkboxes in table format will not serialize at all. Any other ideas?

Please follow the  bug reporting guidlines and use  jsFiddle when providing test cases and demonstrations instead of pasting the code in the ticket.


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