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How to ajax-submit a form textarea input from CKEditor?

I am using CKEditor, jQuery and jQuery form plugin and I would like to submit contents of the CkEditor form via an Ajax query. Here is my code:

<form id="article-form" name="article-form" method="post" action="/myproject/save">
<textarea name="bodyText" style="visibility: hidden; display: none;"></textarea>
<script type="text/javascript">
CKEDITOR.replace('bodyText');
</script>
<a onClick="$("#article-form").ajaxSubmit();">Submit</a>
</form>

Unfortunately, it seems that the Ajax request does not pass the bodyText parameter;

What did I do wrong or how can I achieve what I need?

Thank you.

you need to first call the following, to make the CKEDITORs update their related fields..

for ( instance in CKEDITOR.instances )
CKEDITOR.instances[instance].updateElement();

so

HTML

<a onClick="CKupdate();$('#article-form').ajaxSubmit();">Submit</a>

and javascript

function CKupdate(){
for ( instance in CKEDITOR.instances )
CKEDITOR.instances[instance].updateElement();
}