What is JotForm?
JotForm is a free online form builder which helps you create online forms without writing a single line of code. No sign-up required.

At JotForm, we want to make sure that you’re getting the online form builder help that you need. Our friendly customer support team is available 24/7.

We believe that if one user has a question, there could be more users who may have the same question. This is why many of our support forum threads are public and available to be searched and viewed. If you’d like help immediately, feel free to search for a similar question, or submit your question or concern.

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    Why the Useless Prototype and not the Amazing jQuery?

    Asked by msfirth on March 21, 2011 at 03:19 PM


    I've just been looking at the documentation for the Prototype JavaScript Library. Is there any reason why this was chosen for JotForm over jQuery? It is unbelievably useless. 


    I would imagine if jQuery had been chosen, your customer base would be 10 fold. People would have JotForms that were compatible with their website and forms that had much more powerful functionality. More customers, happy customers = more profit!  


    PS, why does the Chrome spell check not work in these forums?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by NeilVicente on March 22, 2011 at 03:04 AM


    I will add this to our user requests list so that our developers can take a look at your suggestion. Thank you. We appreciate your input.

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    Answered by mv005 on April 14, 2011 at 05:22 AM

    I am 100% in agreeance with the need for jQuery. It's the only thing lacking from this service right now,

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    Answered by soulship on May 24, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    The prototype is killing me guys. I have been a customer for 4 years now and this is really making me shop around. Its a crap library and when I get full source from my forms it takes forever to debug the included prototype scripts interfering in any and all other scripts. Over it. I really don't even understand why you guys would pick a dying library.

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    Answered by allanftd on May 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Hi mv005 and soulship (and to all other jquery enthusiasts),

    We hear you and have noted your inputs. We'll keep them in mind on our future updates. Thank you very much for using JotForm!