form.submit() not working sometimes in IE

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Subject: form.submit() not working sometimes in IE
Posted by:  RyanLC… (Ryan Cox)
Date: 15 Jul 2003

I'm submitting a form using the following code and sometimes, it
doesn't get submitted. I have Tomcat 4.1.24 on the backend and I am
trying to grab some extra information from the server for my current
page. I do this by submitting a form and setting the target as an
iFrame on my page. It works like 85% of the time. The other 15% of the
time, IE just sits there and times out. When a place a sniffer on the
port, the Post is never going through. I can't hit anything on the
current session anymore either. Is this a known issue with IE? Does
anyone know of a workaround?

try { = "wait";
    var oForm = document.getElementById("GetEntitlementsForm"); = "DataExchangeFrame1";
    oForm['GetEntitlementsForm_DriverValue'].value = DriverValue;
    oForm['GetEntitlementsForm_WhatToDo'].value =
} catch(ex) {
    alert("There was an error!");

Thanks in advance.