Refining Form Submission and Populating Search Results

In this meeting, the State Changers discussed a website feature related to searching nonprofits. They identified an issue where the search functionality was not working properly. They identified that when the search query was entered and submitted, the page would refresh and revert back to the original search query. They determined that this issue was occurring because the form was being submitted and the page was being reloaded.

To fix this issue, they discussed using JavaScript to prevent the default action of the form submission. They suggested adding code to the click event that would prevent the default action and stop the propagation. They also mentioned the importance of making sure the code is syntactically valid. They tested the solution and confirmed that it resolved the issue with the enter key but found that the submit button still didn't work. They made some adjustments to the code and tested it again, confirming that it now worked for both the enter key and the submit button. Next, they reviewed the code that handled the fetch request and JSON parsing. They noticed that there was an issue with how the data was being processed. They discussed making necessary adjustments to ensure the data was being properly handled and displayed. They also discussed the need to properly handle error messages and ensure that the data received was being logged and displayed correctly. They made some adjustments to the code and tested it, confirming that the data was being logged and displayed as expected. Overall, the meeting focused on troubleshooting and fixing issues related to the search functionality for nonprofits on the website. The participants worked together to identify the root causes of the issues and implement solutions to resolve them.

(Source: Office Hours 4/10 )

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