> -----Original Message----- > From: Ismail KIRTILLI [mailto:listeler at ismailk.net] > > one thing I have discovered with the curent script is that it doesn't > automatically refresh the preview part when you make a change > with pre-changed > part. > > For example, you write something bold, then you wanted to > change it italic. > Simply it doesn't refresh the field, it just prints the newly > additions. > > did you realize that? what i've encountered is that the "preview" is not updated until you add a character or change a character. for example if you paste a string into the input box, the preview will not be displayed until you add a character, or at the least press the space bar. that could be what tom was talking about when he said... <snip> Now, the setTimeout probably is not a good idea - I think if you change it to setInterval (and assign it to a variable) you will be using the correct method. Have it check at intervals of a couple seconds or whatever you want, and when the page submits clear the interval for clean up. </snip> but i'm not sure but i'll have to figure out what he means later since i've just been playing around with the current implementation of it. chris.