jQuery.trigger weirdness

Earlier today, I was trying to use jQuery to trigger the submission of a form after a radio button was clicked. The form tag looked something like:

So for a regular submit button:

Everything works fine, you’ll see the alert() and the form won’t submit because of the return false.

I ran into issues when I tried to trigger() the submit event with jQuery. I was trying to trigger the submit() event on the form via jQuery. The problem I ran into, was that the saysomething() function was getting called, but the “return false” seemed to have no effect.

The final form looked something like:

For some reason, if you submit the form via a jQuery trigger the form submits even though saysomething() gets called. I’m not sure if this is the expected behavior but it was certainly something of a shock. Anyway, a live version of the form is running here.

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