[thelist] javascript comparison

Rob Smith rob.smith at THERMON.com
Wed Oct 29 13:58:43 CST 2003

>> Is there a way I can cast values in javascript?

>not really, but you can ...

do Number(bid.nextbid.value) or String(bid.nextbid.value) it works. 

Now "they" want you to bid at least $.25 more than the previous bid. So with
my new casting I have:

if (Number(bid.previousbid.value) > Number(bid.nextbid.value-.25)) {
 alert("Please enter a bid greater than $" +
(Number(bid.previousbid.value)+.24) + ".");

Sample Test:

Previous bid: $ 16.02
Minimum bid: $ 16.26

Error Message:

Please enter a bid greater than $16.259999999999998.

What!??!! Where did all those 9's come from?! I tried adding the round()
function around the (Number(bid....)) and it broke the sequence; the test


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