[thelist] Changing style.backgroundImage of a submit button in js?

Dan Parry dan at virtuawebtech.co.uk
Fri Jan 13 10:11:47 CST 2006

Strips the quotes from the URL() declaration

I think CSS standards say the URL shouldn't be quoted

Worth a try :)


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Tom Dell'Aringa
Sent: 12 January 2006 21:43
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Subject: [thelist] Changing style.backgroundImage of a submit button in js?

Boy, I'm mr. Question today. I'm trying to do a seemingly simple thing -
change the background image of a submit button on mouseover (or mousedown,
doesn't matter). I wouldn't normally do such a thing, but long story short,
I have to in order for our kiosk to do what we want it to.
Anyway, I have this code:
<input type="submit" name="helpme" style="background:
url('/images/btn-helpme.gif'); width: 351px; height: 80px; border: 0;"
value="" onmouseover="kbutHitState(this);" />
with the function:
function kbutHitState(oButton)
  oButton.style.backgroundImage = "url(/'images/btn-helpme_on.gif')";
This works fine in FF, but I get a script error in IE: "invalid argument".
Does IE not support the access of the backgroundImage property on a submit
input? The kluginess(tm) of this is just a-killin me.

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