[thelist] Form generated in JS doesn't work in IE

Ken Snyder kendsnyder at gmail.com
Wed May 28 10:19:26 CDT 2008

Chris Price wrote:
> I have a form generated in javascript which works fine in FF but refuses 
> to work in IE.
> I've checked the dom (in IE) and everything appears to be there but on 
> submit I get 'this.width.value is null or not an object'.
> ...
Try using a different name for your inputs besides width and height.  
There are dozens of reserved words in IE that will cause such problems 
when used as names or ids (e.g. length, tags, item, etc.).  see 

You may also be able to access them using the more explicit 
"this.elements['width'].value" syntax.

- Ken Snyder

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