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I have a CGI page, with an input form for searching a database. When this page finishes loading in Netscape, the input boxes disappear! Never seen anything so strange. Forms are supposed to be the most senior object in the DOM.
Pressing reload brings the input boxes back to stay -- but that's nothing I want to have to tell a visitor. Does anyone have any insight on this?
I would run it through a validator Tedster. Sounds like a classic table problem? Missing td, or tr some where.
If that isn't it, look at your form declaration statement. Every once-in-awhile, a bogus declaration in the form section and produce weird results.
A most suspicious 4 errors are for the name attributes of the form boxes. The report says they should be quoted -- but they ARE already in quotes, e.g. name="state".
A second set of 4 errors are like this example:
attribute `NAME' for <form> is extended markup (use "-x <extension>" to allow this)
Where does the "-x" go?
I appreciate the help. All of a sudden I feel like I fell into the deep end of the pool.