[thelist] IE autocomplete and onblur

Hershel Robinson hershelr at netvision.net.il
Fri Nov 5 07:08:32 CST 2004

> You might try the change event, I've often used it in such contexts.
> It's more useful than blur, because it fires at the same moment but
> *only* when the value of the input has actually been changed.

That's what we had, but one client (a big one at that) is using autocomplete
and is not seeing his calculations performed.

> You might create a large "Calculate" button. Either it gets a click
> event of its own, or it only serves to secretly activate the
> blur/change event on other form fields when the user clicks on it.

To ask the user to press a button is not what we want either.

> Test what happens when the user hits Return or Tab. Sometimes scripts
> fire at an awkward moment in such situations.

These keystrokes seem to work as desired.

Thus far, the onblur seems to be working.


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