[thelist] A JavaScript question

jsWalter jsWalter at torres.ws
Sat Sep 20 00:00:36 CDT 2003

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> ... <a href="" class="menuText" onMouseOver=
> "document.getElementById('menu11').style.background-color = '#FFFFFF';">

> Of course, it doesn't work.

What you have is a cross of Cascading Style Sheets syntax and JavaScript

background-color is css syntax

backgroundColor is JS syntax

Here is a general rule I discovered...

<tip type="JavaScript CSS" author="Walter Torres">
    Many CSS style names use a hyphen. To use them in JS,
    the "-" character is omitted, and the character following
    it is capitalized.

      In CSS                      In JavaScript
        background-color            backgroundColor
        font-size                   fontSize
        border-width                borderWidth

See how this works for you.


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