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10-24-2002, 07:43 AM
How do you make sure your textarea tags are closed in NS7? I'm closing it with </textarea>, but it doesn't work.
10-24-2002, 09:12 AM
if it's not working, then there's another problem. can we see the code?
10-24-2002, 10:30 AM
10-24-2002, 12:44 PM
Looks like some sort of a bug with Netscape 7 ??
<form><textarea rows="5" cols="70"><i</textarea></form>
will do the same, but a space between the < and the i will close the textarea.
In Algorithm's case, a space at the same location, i < a or right before the end textarea tag will close the textarea.
Looks fine in the 1.2 branch of Mozilla, and I highly doubt the 1.0 branch has this problem. Could you post a screenshot?
10-24-2002, 01:19 PM
10-24-2002, 02:44 PM
How about trying this:
<form><textarea rows="5" cols="70" value="<i"></textarea></form>
10-24-2002, 04:57 PM
A solution yes, but entities shouldn't be necessary in a textarea.
Wouldn't you say?
10-24-2002, 05:06 PM
The < entity is required simply so that the browser doesn't have to consider context when parsing the document. So when it sees a < character, it can assume it's the start of new tag.
10-24-2002, 11:36 PM
This may not be feasible, but I'd prefer to have a solution that wouldn't require character substitutions. Right now, I'm using SSI to import the JS file directly into the textarea.
10-24-2002, 11:44 PM
document.formname.textarea.value = "i\<etc.";
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