Hi, thanks for the reply, it does have an id..
here is the form call
<form action="<?php echo $LINK_ROOT?>/xxxx_profile.php?frm=2" name="FrmAdvert" method="post" enctype='multipart/form-data'>
and the textarea
<textarea class="inputl" rows="8" id="txtComment" name="txtComment" cols="59" tabindex="15"
I read that FF does not support innerText but does support innerHTML so why would it not even flag it, it flags ========== big time in IE
The thing is if it would just flag it im not changing the text value of the field due to this being an edit and not a new registration, so if it would just flag it and refocus i would be fine with that.