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Netscape/IE differences

My javascript works in IE, but not Netscape by bgreenhouse
Posted: 26 Oct 01

This is the problem I had:  I had a nice validation function that worked in IE, but wouldn't work in Netscape, the problem being when I called it to focus back on the offending element of the form (the one that wasn't filled in properly), Netscape wouldn't do it.  After a lot of searching, I figured out that it was because my form was in a layer made with the <div> tag.  Apparently, in Netscape, JavaScript finds it difficult to access things in these layers if they have a style attribute in them (e.g. <div style=blablabla>).  I'm sure that there must be a better way around this, but the way I found it for now is to actually put your function within that layer.  After the opening <div> tag, put in a <script> tag and put your function right there.  It seems to work pretty well.

What a pain in the a@#.  I hope this saves you some of the time it took me.

Ben

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