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#863 ✓wontfix
Nick Nagels

Form.Request can't change update element property

Reported by Nick Nagels | March 5th, 2010 @ 04:22 PM

If you try to add a new Form.Request object to a form which already had a Form.Request object attached, it will execute with the old properties. This is most likely due to the Occlude implementation (return this.occluded;) you see below in the initializer.

initialize: function(form, update, options) {

this.element =;
if (this.occlude()) return this.occluded;
this.update =;
if (this.options.resetForm) {
    this.request.addEvent('success', function(){
        $try(function(){ this.element.reset(); }.bind(this));
        if (window.OverText) OverText.update();


I can change the onComplete function specified by overwriting it using addEvent. I can also change the target of the form, but the update property (where I want to inject my ajax response) will not change.


var formRequest1 = new Form.Request("form1","resultInject1");
var formRequest2 = new Form.Request("form1","resultInject2");

The 2nd send() will still use resultInject1 as the update target.

I am unsure of this is meant to do this, or if it is a bug. I might be missing a logical way on changing the update property of an existing Form.Request, but I can't find one.

I got around this issue, by extending the Form.Request class with a new initializer which did not use Occlude. This seems to work flawlessly.

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