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parsing driver license scanned data

parsing driver license scanned data

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Hello!

Working on a POS application (PHP) for hospitality (my own bar) and I am playing around with routine to handle scanning driver license.

My DL starts with @CR where CR is a Carriage Return

The @CR is the standard to identify what the "record separator" is (whatever follows @) - or so I found by reading ...

My problem is that when I scan the bar code, the page @ is shown on the field but the CR causes browser to do all sorts of things which thus far I have not been able to capture.

My <input> tag has an onkeypress="checkKey(event);" - where I check the event if == 13 return false but my method is never called by the CR ... thus no way to suppress it or having the opportunity to parse the data string.

Have you any idea of how to get around this?

thank you all in advance for your assistance!

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