instance method Form.Element#serialize

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Form.Element#serialize() → String

Returns a URL-encoded string representation of a form control in the name=value format.

The result of this method is a string suitable for Ajax requests. However, it serializes only a single element - if you need to serialize the whole form use Form.serialize instead.


Serializing a disabled control or a one without a name will always result in an empty string.

If you simply need an element's value for reasons other than Ajax requests, use Form.Element.getValue instead.

This method can be called either as an instance method or as a generic method. If calling as a generic, pass the instance in as the first argument.