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addressing form elements in Opera 6
form elements in Opera

 12:37 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I'm having some difficulty getting a simple form JS to work in Opera. My JS script works OK in IE4+, NS4+, and NS6+.

What is the correct JS syntax to reference form elements in Opera?

I'm using the following script for the other browsers:
where the form name is "finder" and the element name is "product". This works OK except for Opera.

thanks in advance




 1:17 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Whoa...don't bother, it's just all started working.

Must be browser lockup or something!



 7:07 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome [webmasterworld.com] to Webmaster World!

Well, even though it's working... You should consider switching over to something like this:

if(document.getElementById) {
else {

This requires identical name and id attributes, and is forward and backward compatible :)


 8:52 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)


I had already tried 'getElementById' but I just got error messages, I think the browser must have crashed and confused matters.

I will use the method you suggest, it is preferable.

many thanks for the advice


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