How to AJAXify any POSTed web form

Probably not too practical in real life, but I wanted to see just how easy it could be to implement this. If you want a lazy way to automatically convert any normal HTML POST form (send email, submit information, etc.) into a quicker-looking AJAX form, here’s the quickest way to do it:

$('form[method=post]').on('submit',function(e) {
  var url = $(this).attr('action') || location.href;
  $.post(url, $(this).serialize(), function(data) {

This doesn’t take into account things like errors or partial DOM manipulation. For that, you’ll probably want to customize the above code on a per-form basis.

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