Good morning! Before I begin, a quick note. I was about to write this post yesterday when I discovered that it was actually very close to another one I wrote a few months back, which was my very first Vue Quick Shot - "Vue Quick Shot - Disabling a Submit Button While Waiting for an Ajax Call".

In that post, I describe how to modify a form that performs a network call to an API such that you can't submit the request until the first request is done. Today's post is very similar. I was inspired by a post earlier this week on the topic, "HTML Forms: How (and Why) to Prevent Double Form Submissions".

In today's post, the difference is rather slight. Instead of a form used to collect data before making an Ajax call, it's going to be a "regular" form that just posts to an action, leaving the current page completely. The solution is incredibly similar, but as it's my blog I figure I'm allowed to do that. ;)

I also want to point out that if this is the only thing you're doing on a page, Vue's going to be overkill. Just use vanilla JS instead (and see my note at the end). But if you're already using Vue,perhaps for some complex client-side validation, then the following tip will help.

I started off building a Pipedream workflow that merely outputs HTML after a four second wait. This You can test this yourself if you view it yourself: I'm not doing any form validation or handling, I'm just waiting four seconds and responding.

I then built a simple form:

<form action="" method="post">
  <label for="name">Name:</label>
  <input type="text" name="name" id="name">
  <input type="submit">

And then I submitting the form, clicking rapidly to send multiple requests. Pipedream records executions of workflows, and I could see multiple firing at once:

List of multiple executions

So let's fix it! Again, I want to stress that if this is the only thing you're doing on a page, Vue is going to be overkill. First, I modified the HTML a bit:

<div id="app" v-cloak>
  <form action="" method="post" @submit="setSubmitting">
    <label for="name">Name:</label>
    <input type="text" name="name" id="name">
    <input type="submit" :disabled="submitting">

I've got a submit handler on the form and my submit button has a disabled property tied to a variable. And then here's the simple Vue.js code:

const app = new Vue({
  methods: {
    setSubmitting() { 
      this.submitting = true; 

Yeah, pretty trivial. But effective. Test it out here:

See the Pen Block Multiple Submission by Raymond Camden (@cfjedimaster) on CodePen.