Re: Netscape hidden fields - array - multiple fields with same name

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Subject: Re: Netscape hidden fields - array - multiple fields with same name
Posted by:  Mark S Reichman (mark.reichm…
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003

I figured this out... Please disregard.....  Happy days again... -

mark.reichm… wrote:

> First off.. Thanks to Grant Wagner for help in a previous thread
> related to this one.
> I am at a total loss...  I have multiple fields in a form with the
> same name. Lets call the fields with the same name "junk_array". My
> first field of junk_array is a input type=hidden. All the others
> fields in junk_array that follow are type=text. I can reference this
> first hidden field in IE with document.form.field[0].value.  In, fact
> my form works absolutely wonderful in IE 6.  However, netscape 4.7
> does not recognize my first field in the array as the hidden field.
> Netscape sees the first visible text field as the first field in the
> array, subscript 0.  What totally and utterly perplexes me, is that,
> from a previous thread, I can do this and get 9999 back in an alert
> box in Netscape and IE.  So, this proves Netscape doesn't have some
> evil code that disregards hidden fields.  I guess...
> <body onload="alert(document.myForm.test[0].value);">
> <form name="myForm">
> <input type="hidden" name="test" value="9999">
> <input type="hidden" name="test" value="8888">
> <input type="text" name="test" value="6">
> <input type="text" name="test" value="3">
> </form>
> I even copied these fields directly below the opening <form> tag in my
> form and both Netscape and IE see the first hidden field as as
> subscript 0.
> However, my form is much more complicated.  I have tables within
> tables and about 30 other fields.  In my form I cannot for the life of
> me get Netscape to recognize the first hidden field of junk_array to
> zed as index 0.
> Somehow, If I make the first type=hidden fields visible, netscape does
> work nicely. Why when I toggle type=hidden to type=text does Netscape
> cooperate. What is happening here?  Anyone else have this problem with
> hidden fields in Netscape?  I could post the code to my form but it is
> big.

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Netscape hidden fields - array - multiple fields with same name posted by mark.reichm… on 17 Jul 2003