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Highlight Active Input Field
Using just CSS?

 9:57 am on Aug 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is it possible?

I imagine IE6 has limited support for any kind of active property on input fields...

Cheers, Limbo.



 8:36 pm on Aug 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

google ("highlight active form field css") found this:

textarea:focus, input:focus {
border: 1px solid #900;
background-color: #FFFF9D;

how's that?


 10:29 am on Aug 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Works great in most bit not IE6/7.

I'm guessing there is no support for background and border properties for the :focus selector.



 1:58 pm on Aug 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Legacy IE versions lack support for the :focus pseudo class entirely.

To add it, you can use javascript, e.g. IE8.js [code.google.com] will add the support you seek in IE6 and IE7.
Do take care with that script: it'll add support for lots of other things as well, so you might need to revisit more of your IE workarounds.

Alternatively a degraded solution for the obsolete browsers can also be considered. There's no rule that says the decade old browsers must render out sites exactly the same as the modern ones, is there?


 7:46 am on Aug 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Indeed. There isn't Swa - and I don't intend to :)

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