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jQuery plugin to serialize form fields into JSON
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2011 Tan Shiaw Uen <shiawuen@gmail.com>
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
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/**
* Serialize form fields into JSON
**/
(function($){
$.fn.serializeJSON = function(){
var json = {}
var form = $(this);
form.find('input, select').each(function(){
var val
if (!this.name) return;
if ('radio' === this.type) {
if (json[this.name]) { return; }
json[this.name] = this.checked ? this.value : '';
} else if ('checkbox' === this.type) {
val = json[this.name];
if (!this.checked) {
if (!val) { json[this.name] = ''; }
} else {
json[this.name] =
typeof val === 'string' ? [val, this.value] :
$.isArray(val) ? $.merge(val, [this.value]) :
this.value;
}
} else {
json[this.name] = this.value;
}
})
return json;
}
})(jQuery)
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@rdemorais rdemorais commented Aug 22, 2013

Thanks! o/

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@victorflavio victorflavio commented Sep 10, 2013

Thanks :D

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@calmdev calmdev commented Dec 3, 2013

nice

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@marioizquierdo marioizquierdo commented Jan 8, 2014

I made a plugin that is similar to this: https://github.com/marioizquierdo/jquery.serializeJSON

It uses serializeArray under the hood, that handles the field conversion for you, then enhances to support nested attributes and arrays in the json output.

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@undead85 undead85 commented Jan 21, 2014

dont support textarea elements

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