View Full Version : this.select on pre?

10-15-2006, 10:28 PM
So appearently I cannot use

on any element other than textareas?

Any workaround to do this on a 'pre' tag?
or any feelings on this?
am i not thinking about this correctly?

10-15-2006, 11:03 PM
What are you trying to do?

10-15-2006, 11:20 PM
ya, sry... wasnt very specific.

thats the page im working on.

is the js im using.

basically i have bunch of 'snippets', and i wanna have them highlight (for easy copying) when you click them.

Currently I hav jsut switched from pre to textarea, but it seems more semantically sound for them to be pre, but i guess its no big deal.

lemme kno what people think.

10-15-2006, 11:32 PM
Both text areas and pres keep their formatting. I would use a textarea for what you want to do. Only thing you might want to do is run the snippets through some server side script that converts < and > to html entities. Just make the textareas readonly so users can't accidently erase them.