[thelist] js cursor position in a form

Brian Cummiskey Brian at hondaswap.com
Wed Jan 4 22:57:16 CST 2006

Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) wrote:
> Hi Brian,
>    Here's an IE-only approach (there's a Mozilla way as well, which I can provide if you need it):
> var inputText = myTextInput.createTextRange();
> //  move to the fourth character
> inputText.moveStart("character", 4);
> //  this will select any text after it so a keypress will 
> //   delete the old text and start adding new text
> inputText.select(); 

Thanks Peter-  I'll give this a try tomorrow morning when I'm at the office.

Just out of curiosity, do you know which function(s) are ie-specifc, 
thus causing it not to work cross-browser?

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