[LON-CAPA-users] Users can't enter answers?

lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:29:07 -0400 (EDT)


One thing to be aware of - hitting enter in a submit button on a multipart 
problem is not a substitute for submit anymore.

The submit buttons only submit for that part now.

It used to be the there was only one form. Each submit button submitted 
the single form. Enter worked to submit this.

If there is a multiple-part problem, each part is  a separate form. It 
seems that browsers get confused at that point and don't act consistently. 
It will erase the text in the box and not submit the form.

Gerd can point you to a page which discusses the lack of consistency of 
the enter key.

Bottom line, use submit, not enter. This may be your problems. Thanks for 
reminding me to point this out to students!


  On Wed, 31 Aug 2005, Todd Ruskell wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks for your replies on the images, I'm still waiting for more details from
> my students to track it down definitively.
> Here's another strange one I haven't seen until this semester.  Again, still
> trying to track down OS/browser details, etc.
> There is one resource in particular that several, but certainly not all,
> students are reporting they cannot enter an answer.  They have not hit the
> max # of tries. The entry block is present, but hitting <enter> or the submit
> button doesn't do anything.  At least one student reportedly tried it on two
> different machines with no luck, but it worked fine when he logged in from my
> Linux/Firefox in my office.  Any ideas?
> I've tried poking around in some of the log files on both access and library
> servers, but haven't found anything interesting/useful yet, so some direction
> as to the most productive spots to look would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Todd
> -- 
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