as far as I know combining validateOnSubmit and ajax submitting does not work out of the box (due to conflicting live bindings to the submit button). Can you confirm that for 1.1.10?
Therefore I would do something like that:
set "validateOnSubmit" true (yii takes care for nice validation)
writing callback for "afterValidate"
In afterValidate using jQuery .serialize() (or similar plugin) to do the form post on my own
Is this the best I can do? Do you have a better idea? (beside doing validateOnChange instead of validateOnSubmit)
Looking forward to your answers!