Hi blarney, As for the event handler questions, here are my insights: I am not sure what third-party barcode scanner you're using. But in this case, you can disable the barcode scanner library's default Enter key handler using the event.preventDefault() function: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22374214/barcode-reader-calling-submit-function-in-my-form As for question #2, I am not sure what "value" are you referring to. Is this a form input that you want to check against the