Wild click events on my XPage

Today I had a strange issue on an XPage application I was working on I it didn’t matter where I clicked
my button on the form got clicked. Very strange. First thing I started to look for was if I had some onClick event that was bind wrong. Nope that wasn’t the case.

Then I went over to the client side and thought I could find what event listener that was making the call but this doesn’t say anything to me.

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Then I started to look at the XSP.Attachevents at the bottom of the xpage

But if you have a large xpage and 20 events attached to it, it’s hard to find what is what. The my suggestion is give you components real names. And it was then I found the problem.
Can you spot the difference
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The working client side code
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his this the XPage with the faulty code

 

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Yes, the partial event listener is bound to an object that doesn’t exist view:_id1:_id5
why you might ask, I found that this happens if a button don’t have a name and is set to do a partial refresh.

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Then you will get that you will click the button where every you click on the xpage. Hopefully fixed in a future release with an error or a correctly generated id.

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palmi
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thanks for shearing

Patrick Kwinten
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I only tend to set an ID on a control when it is accessed programmaticaly since I have understood you benefit performance when you have as least generated IDs as possible?

Fredrik Norling
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Buttons always have get an id auto assigned and this ocurr if you remove that id.

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