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pendse anagha
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Hello Ranchers ,
I have a form within a form ( please dont ask me why - but essentially
there is a huge jungle of HTML code and Java script that I need to maintain ) so thats the way it is .
Thanks for bearing with me .

Here is what I need to do :
There is a text area in the second form
I need to highlight some text in the text area of the second form
Then when I click a button ( in the first form ) I need to append some text prior to the highlighted text .

This works fine if the text area and the buttons are in the same form
but not when the text area is in the other form .

Here is the code that I have :


Can someone please help me out ?

Thanks in advance ,
-anagha
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Anagha,
In this example, you have two forms one after another. Not a form within a form (luckily.)

You can use an absolute path type structure to access the textarea. For example, document.form2.txtArea2.value += "new stuff";


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pendse anagha
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Hello Jeanne ,
My mistake - I typed it incorrectly

I do have a form within a form .

Here is the corrected code :
Eric Pascarello
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By the rules on HTML, you can not have a form inside of a form and have it function correctly.....


What is the purpose of the two forms?

Eric
 
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