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Select Control onChange Event
Difference betw. IE/Opera and Mozilla/Netscape?

 10:03 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ok I am encountering a problem with my onChange event for a select control. In Mozilla and Netscape, 'this.value' gets sent properly to my function, but in IE and Opera 'this.value' is nothing.

Simplified version of code:

<select name="weeks" onChange="alert(this.value);">
<option> </option>

Any idea why this problem is occuring and what I can do to remedy it?




 10:46 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

On the face of it, it looks like it should work.

If you change the onChange event handler to

and explictly state the options value,
<option value="4">4</option>

Then it works.


 10:56 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks that works.

Curious as to why my original method would work properly in Mozilla but not IE.

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