[thelist] [SPAM] DOM dummy needs help

Anthony Baratta anthony at baratta.com
Tue Apr 18 10:41:14 CDT 2006

-----Original message-----
From: "Michael Pack" michaelpack at wvdhhr.org
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 07:04:34 -0700
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [SPAM] [thelist] DOM dummy needs help

> Hi all, I'm a DOM dummy and the Microsoft lack of support for CSS
> psuedo:focus is forcing me to turn to javascript. I'm working on an UI
> which will contain alot of forms. I'm wanting to increase usability by
> highlighting the inputs, select, and textarea. I'm looking for
> suggestions. 
> I've been working with...
> function changeColor(color)
> {
> document.getElementById('name').style.background=color
> }
> then using onfocus="changeColor('#FFFFCC')"
> onblur="changeColor('#FFFFFF')" within the form elements. THis works
> fine but the values of id and name attributes will be unique. I would
> have to keep building and building the function.

Why not pass the element into the function call?



Then in your JS code:

onColor = '#FFFFCC';
offColor = '#FFFFFF';

changeColor(oElement, sColor)

This hasn't been tested, but should work or be pretty close.

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