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Checkbox acceptance validation causes checkbox to uncheck immediately #265

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I did not see an appropriate branch to make this pull request against since I forked off of master and this only seems to be a problem in master.

I ran into a problem with a checkbox validator where the checking the checkbox would immediately cause the checkbox to uncheck itself. I was able to trace back the problem to not returning true from the checkbox click handler. I'm not sure why this is a problem now since it didn't look like true was forcibly returned previously either but this change fixed the problem for me.

No tests broke as a result. I did not include a test because I didn't see any browser tests and it seems like this may be a place where the existing JS testing is not enough?


+1 for this.


+1 for this, though you don't actually need to return anything at all. it's specifically the false that causes issues. note to that this is also a problem in reverse (for me anyway, using beta-3). that is, if the checkbox has been checked, and the user tries to uncheck it, the return false cancels that and the checkbox remains checked. some might see this as a "feature" ;) but i want to be sure my users accepted terms voluntarily.





@bcardarella bcardarella merged commit 9ab27ad into DavyJonesLocker:master
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Commits on Jan 27, 2012
  1. @bdmac
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6 coffeescript/
@@ -43,7 +43,11 @@ $.fn.validate = ->
# Checkboxes - Live events don't support filter
- form.find('[data-validate="true"]:checkbox').live('click', -> $(@).isValid(settings.validators))
+ form.find('[data-validate="true"]:checkbox').live('click', ->
+ $(@).isValid(settings.validators)
+ # If we don't return true here the checkbox will immediately uncheck itself.
+ return true
+ )
# Inputs for confirmations
form.find('[id*=_confirmation]').each ->
13 vendor/assets/javascripts/rails.validations.js
@@ -1,13 +1,3 @@
- Rails 3 Client Side Validations - v3.2.0.beta.2
- Copyright (c) 2012 Brian Cardarella
- Licensed under the MIT license
(function() {
var $, validateElement, validateForm,
__indexOf = Array.prototype.indexOf || function(item) { for (var i = 0, l = this.length; i < l; i++) { if (i in this && this[i] === item) return i; } return -1; };
@@ -82,7 +72,8 @@
form.find('[data-validate="true"]:input:enabled:not(:radio)').live(event, binding);
form.find('[data-validate="true"]:checkbox').live('click', function() {
- return $(this).isValid(settings.validators);
+ $(this).isValid(settings.validators);
+ return true;
return form.find('[id*=_confirmation]').each(function() {
var binding, confirmationElement, element, event, _ref3, _results;
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