can't focus form with script

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Joe Butler, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Joe Butler

    Joe Butler Guest

    Any ideas why this form is not focusing on the text area control?
    Doesn't focus in FF1 or IE6 - nothing else tested, since it should work with
    these as google works (but with a different script).

    scripts are allowed to run in FF and IE.


    <a name="event16">
    </a>

    <form name="form16" class="event" style="width: 80%;"
    action="/cal/index.php" method="post">
    <a href="/cal/index.php?cancel=16">&nbsp;cancel&nbsp;</a>

    <input value="save" type="submit">
    <input name="idsave" value="16" type="hidden">
    <textarea name="edit" rows="5" cols="60">df df</textarea>
    </form>

    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!-- document.form16.edit.focus();
    // -->
    </script>
     
    Joe Butler, Oct 16, 2007
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  2. Joe Butler

    John L. Guest

    Joe Butler wrote:
    > Any ideas why this form is not focusing on the text area control?
    > Doesn't focus in FF1 or IE6 - nothing else tested, since it should work with
    > these as google works (but with a different script).
    >
    > scripts are allowed to run in FF and IE.
    >
    >
    > <a name="event16">
    > </a>
    >
    > <form name="form16" class="event" style="width: 80%;"
    > action="/cal/index.php" method="post">
    > <a href="/cal/index.php?cancel=16">&nbsp;cancel&nbsp;</a>
    >
    > <input value="save" type="submit">
    > <input name="idsave" value="16" type="hidden">
    > <textarea name="edit" rows="5" cols="60">df df</textarea>
    > </form>
    >
    > <script type="text/javascript">
    > <!--
    > // -->
    > </script>


    From http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/scripts.html#h-18.3.2:

    Commenting scripts in JavaScript
    The JavaScript engine allows the string "<!--" to occur at the start of
    a SCRIPT element, and ignores further characters until the end of the line.

    So put your statement on a new line.
     
    John L., Oct 16, 2007
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