View Full Version : Textareas blinking problems

May 7th, 2008, 09:17 PM

when I have an embedded youtube video and forms in the same page the cursor in the fields blink fast and nasty.

That happens with IE and Firefox but it is ok with Opera.

If you try the code below you can see how the cursor in the text area behaves.
Do you have any hints how to fix that? Do you see also the problem or is it only me?


First name: <input type="text" name="firstname">

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wreP8FMupyM&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wreP8FMupyM&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>



May 7th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Hi comopasta,

I have tested your code in FF, Safari, and Opera and I do not see any fast blinking in the test box. In fact, everything appears as I would expect it to from the code above.

Here is a preview of your code http://drewsdesigns.com/codingforums/textarea_comopasta.html



May 7th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Hi, Drew

Thanks so much for checking it. Then it might be my computer (I have XP). I'll try to test it with another machine tomorrow and see how it goes there.


May 8th, 2008, 03:04 AM
it flickers really crazy on my pc

Windows Xp FireFox

but in IE 7 it is normal

... not sure why it does that

May 8th, 2008, 03:15 AM
the test page is a bit screwed up tho it has 3 </html> and 2 <html>

Thanks a lot for pointing that out, I didnt notice that. :thumbsup:

Test page has been updated and errors corrected.

Still, I am seeing no crazy blinking, however, I am on Mac OS x Tiger 10.4


May 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Displaying it validly takes that problem away...

<!DOCTYPE html
PUBLIC "—//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xml:lang="en"
<title>Object &amp; Form</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<style type="text/css">
fieldset {
border: 0;
font: 0.814em/1.8 'lucida sans unicode', 'lucida grande', verdana, sans-serif;
<form action="" method="get">
<label for="firstname">First name:</label> <input type="text" id="firstname" name="firstname"/>
<object width="425" height="355"
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wreP8FMupyM&hl=en"/>

Edited to reflect the below. Can't ever remember that.

May 8th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Displaying it validly takes that problem away...

YES!!! Thanks a lot. Now it blinks normally.
I only had the problem that IE wouldn't show the video. To get it solved I had to change the:

<param name="url"...


<param name="movie"...

And the it goes fine with Opera, FF and IE.

Thanks again!

May 10th, 2008, 10:50 PM

Using <param name="wmode" value="transparent"> screws up the cursor again. And I need the wmode because otherwise a blindup effect is broken without it :eek:

I've checked and it validates with that param but still shows up broken :(